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Nonlinear and chaotic patterns in Japanese video game console sales and consequences for management control

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  • Bonache, Adrien
  • Moris, Karen

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This paper investigates the behaviour of weekly hardware sales in the Japanese video game sector. It is found that weekly hardware sales exhibit significant linear and non-linear behaviours during the product cycle. We are going to analyse the implications of our findings for management control in the video game sector.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18196.

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Date of creation: 30 Sep 2009
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Keywords: forecasting; marketing; time series; systems dynamics; chaos theory;

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