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Quality-improving alliances in differentiated oligopoly

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  • Frédéric Deroian

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    (GREQAM - Groupement de Recherche en Économie Quantitative d'Aix-Marseille - Université de la Méditerranée - Aix-Marseille II - Université Paul Cézanne - Aix-Marseille III - Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) - CNRS : UMR6579)

  • Frédéric Gannon

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    (EconomiX - CNRS : UMR7166 - Université de Paris X - Nanterre)

Abstract

We study rival firms' incentives in quality-improving Research and Development (R&D) networks. The analysis stresses the role of free riding associated to collaboration and three major consequences emerge: R&D efforts decrease with the number of partners, networks of alliances are over-connected as compared to the social optimum and the profitmaximizing number of alliances is possibly non monotonic (decreasing then increasing) with respect to inverse measure of product differentiation.

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Date of creation: May 2006
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Publication status: Published, International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2006, 24, 2, 629-637
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00084891

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Keywords: Vertically and horizontally Differentiated Oligopoly; Product Innovation; R&D; Alliance;

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  1. Ben Ferrett & Vasileios Zikos, 2013. "Wage-Setting Institutions and R&D Collaboration Networks," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(2), pages 61-78, 06.
  2. Konovalov, Alexander, 2014. "Competition and Cooperation in Network Games," Working Papers in Economics, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics 583, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
  3. Sebastian von Engelhardt, 2010. "Quality Competition or Quality Cooperation? License-Type and the Strategic Nature of Open Source vs. Closed Source Business Models," Jena Economic Research Papers, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics 2010-034, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics.
  4. Yu-ter Wang, 2008. "Product Differentiation: An Alternative To Cvds," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 76(3), pages 513-517, 09.
  5. Mohd, Irfan, 2010. "The Role of Executives in Hostile Takeover Attempts," MPRA Paper 22123, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 15 Apr 2010.
  6. Mizuno, Keizo, 2013. "Managerial incentives and endogenous coalition formation with externalities," Mathematical Social Sciences, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 66(1), pages 33-43.
  7. Constantine Manasakis & Dusanee Kesavayuth & Vasileios Zikos, 2012. "Upstream R&D networks," Working Papers, University of Crete, Department of Economics 1201, University of Crete, Department of Economics.
  8. Mohd Irfan, 2011. "The role of executives in hostile takeover attempts," Journal of Economic Interaction and Coordination, Springer, Springer, vol. 6(1), pages 29-40, May.
  9. Kesavayuth, Dusanee & Zikos, Vasileios, 2012. "Upstream and downstream horizontal R&D networks," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 742-750.

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