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Market Segmentation and the Sources of Rents From Innovation: Personal Computers in the Late 1980s

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  • Bresnahan, T.F.
  • Stern, S.
  • Trajtenberg, M.

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This paper evaluates the sources of transitory market power in the market for personal computer (PCs) during the late 1980s. Our analysis is motivated by the coexistence of low barriers to entry into the PC industry and high rates of innovative investment by a small number of PC manufacturers.

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Paper provided by Tel Aviv in its series Papers with number 25-96.

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Length: 52 pages
Date of creation: 1996
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Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:25-96

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Keywords: COMPETITION; COMPUTER MARKET;

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  1. Richards, Timothy J. & Hamilton, Stephen F. & Patterson, Paul M., 2007. "Spatial Competition in Private Labels," 2007 Annual Meeting, July 29-August 1, 2007, Portland, Oregon TN 9840, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).

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