Standardization in Decentralized Economies
AbstractThis paper studies within a dynamical model how decentralized individuals happen to elect non-proprietary standard. The issue is coordination because the individual benefit of adoption depends on whether other agents elect to adopt the same standard. It shows that whenthere are increasing returns to adoption (convexity) standardization occurs. However which standard is going to be elected is not always predictable.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Institut d'Économie Industrielle (IDEI), Toulouse in its series IDEI Working Papers with number 85.
Date of creation: 1999
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Publication status: Published in American Economic Review, vol.�90, 2000, p.�550-570.
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- Auriol, E. & Benaim, M., 1998. "Standardization in Decentralized Economies," G.R.E.Q.A.M. 98a30, Universite Aix-Marseille III.
- Auriol, Emmanuelle & Benaim, Michel, 2000. "Standardization in Decentralized Economies," Open Access publications from University of Toulouse 1 Capitole http://neeo.univ-tlse1.fr, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole.
- C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
- D62 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Externalities
- L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
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