Technological Change And Market Structure: An Evolutionary Approach
AbstractThe paper studies an inter-temporal market context in which firms innovate, imitate, and compete in quantities and technological choices each period. Potential entrants enter if there are profitable opportunities; incumbent firms exit when they go bankrupt. The key aspect of the model is that technological change evolves along a directed graph. This graph reflects both the direction of technological change and the magnitude of costs involved in switching technologies. In this set-up, our main concern is to explore the implications of different technological structures on entry/exit dynamics and on the evolution of market characteristics (market concentration, prof itability variance, etc. )
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie AD with number 1991-10.
Length: 35 pages
Date of creation: Jan 1991
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Publication status: Published by Ivie
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- Vega-Redondo, Fernando, 1996. "Technological change and market structure: An evolutionary approach," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 14(2), pages 203-226.
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