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Horizontal and Vertical R&D Cooperation

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This paper introduces a second, vertically related industry into the usual one-industry oligopoly framework of cooperative R&D investment between firms operating on the same product market. R&D efforts are affected by intra- and inter-industry R&D spillovers. Horizontal and vertical R&D cooperation scenarios are compared to R&D competition. It turns out that vertical R&D cooperation is usually the only stable equilibrium in the sense that no firm has an incentive to chose any other R&D scenario. Empirical implications concerning the relationship between R&D intensities and R&D spillovers are derived and empirical evi-dence is given using data of German manufacturing firms.

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Paper provided by Center of Finance and Econometrics, University of Konstanz in its series CoFE Discussion Paper with number 00-02.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2000
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