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Bargaining and Sharing Knowledge

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  • D'Aspremont, C.
  • Bhattacharya, S.
  • Gerard-Varet, L.A.

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We consider the problem of bargaining over the disclosure of interim research knowledge, between two participants in a R&D race or contest, for an ultimate, patentable invention. Licensing fee schedules, as functions of the "amount of knowledge" disclosed by the leading to the lagging agent, are considered. Conventional results, on delays in bargaining and surplus sharing in private goods environments, are sharply modified by the public good nature of innovation, and by the fundamental nonconcavity of payoffs with respect to disclosure of interim research knowledge.

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Paper provided by Universite Aix-Marseille III in its series G.R.E.Q.A.M. with number 95a43.

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Length: 47 pages
Date of creation: 1995
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Handle: RePEc:fth:aixmeq:95a43

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Keywords: BARGAINING; TRAINING; RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; PUBLIC GOODS; GAMES;

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Cited by:
  1. Atallah, G., 2000. "Information Sharing and the Stability of Cooperation in Research Joint Ventures," Cahiers de recherche 2000-17, Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en économie quantitative, CIREQ.
  2. Rosenkranz, Stephanie & Schmitz, Patrick W., 1999. "Know-how disclosure and incomplete contracts," MPRA Paper 12533, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Severinov,S., 1999. "On information sharing and incentives in R&D," Working papers 26, Wisconsin Madison - Social Systems.

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