Product entry in a fast growing industry: the LAN switch market
AbstractWe provide empirical evidence on market positioning by firms, in terms of market niche, distance from technological frontier and dispersion. We focus on the switch industry, a sub-market of the Local Area Network industry, in the nineties. Market positioning is a function of the type of firms (incumbents versus entrants), market size and contestability and firm competencies. We find that incumbents specialise in high-end segments and disperse their product in a larger spectrum of the market. Instead, entrants focus on specific market niches. Market size, market contestability and firm competencies are also important determinants of product location.
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switch industry; markets; competition; firm capabilities; product entry;
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- Roberto Fontana & Lionel Nesta, 2006. "Product entry in a fast growing industry: the LAN switch market," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 16(1), pages 45-64, April.
- L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
- L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
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- NEP-ALL-2005-03-20 (All new papers)
- NEP-COM-2005-03-20 (Industrial Competition)
- NEP-ENT-2005-03-20 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-NET-2005-03-20 (Network Economics)
- NEP-TID-2005-03-20 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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