Versioning Goods and Joint Purchase: Substitution and Complementarity Strategies
AbstractWe analyze the monopolist’s decision about how to design different versions of a good, i.e. whether to make them substitutes or complements, when consumers can buy them simultaneously. In this context, we find that versioning goods as substitutes or complements may be optimal for the monopolist, and the final result depends on the degree of concavity and convexity of the cost function.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economic Theory and Economic History of the University of Granada. in its series ThE Papers with number 07/06.
Length: 12 pages
Date of creation: 31 Dec 2007
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Versioning Goods; Joint Purchase Option; Substitutes; Complementarity; Price Discrimination; Market Segmentation.;
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