Innovation Races with the Possibility of Failure
AbstractThe standard innovation race specification assumes a memoryless exponential distribution for the time to success of an R&D project. This specification implies that a project succeeds, eventually, with probability one. We introduce a positive probability that an R&D project fails. With this modified specification, we compare the non-cooperative and cooperative R&D in terms of innovation effort, consumer surplus, and net social welfare.
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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2011
Date of revision: Aug 2011
innovation; research & development; R&D joint ventures; parallel research projects.;
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