Competition in Innovation and Imitation - A Theoretical and Experimental Study -
AbstractFor given product specifications by two competing firms the demand levels are determined by a randomly generated ideal composition of aspects. Firms can vary some or all aspects of these products, based on information about own (and other's) previous demand. Although the product space is much too large to be explored systematically, we expect (and test for) rather reasonable innovative success and welfare levels due to own innovative attempts and imitation of a successful other. Parameter variations concern the pioneer advantage and search costs.
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- Uwe Cantner & Werner Gueth & Andreas Nicklisch & Torsten Weiland, 2003. "Competition in Innovation and Imitation - A Theoretical and Experimental Study -," Papers on Strategic Interaction 2004-02, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Strategic Interaction Group.
- NEP-ALL-2004-02-01 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2004-02-01 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-EXP-2004-02-01 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-INO-2004-02-01 (Innovation)
- NEP-TID-2004-02-01 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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- Cohen, Wesley M & Levinthal, Daniel A, 1989. "Innovation and Learning: The Two Faces of R&D," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 99(397), pages 569-96, September.
- Dasgupta, Partha & Stiglitz, Joseph, 1980. "Industrial Structure and the Nature of Innovative Activity," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 90(358), pages 266-93, June.
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