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Better Observability Promotes the Adoption of more Flexible Technologies

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  • Boyer, M.
  • Jacques, A.
  • Moreaux, M.

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We study in this paper how the technological flexibility choices and equilibrium configurations depend first on the industry characteristics (demand function and cost parameters specific to the multiproduct flexible technology and to the product dedicated technologies) and, second, on the observability conditions prevailing in the industry. We show that better observability tends to promote the adoption of more flexible technologies.

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Paper provided by Toulouse - GREMAQ in its series Papers with number 98.505.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Handle: RePEc:fth:gremaq:98.505

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Keywords: OLIGOPOLIES ; MARKET STRUCTURE;

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  1. Marcel Boyer & Armel Jacques & Michel Moreaux, 1998. "Observability, Commitment and Flexibility," CIRANO Working Papers 98s-36, CIRANO.
  2. Curtis Eaton, B. & Schmitt, N., 1991. "Flexible Manufacturing and Market Structure," Papers 1991-02, Tasmania - Department of Economics.
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  5. Vives, Xavier, 1989. "Technological competition, uncertainty, and oligopoly," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 48(2), pages 386-415, August.
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  1. Marcel Boyer & Armel Jacques & Michel Moreaux, 1998. "Observability, Commitment and Flexibility," CIRANO Working Papers 98s-36, CIRANO.

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