Heterogenous Agents, Complementaries, and Diffusion. Do Increasing Returns Imply Convergence to International Technological Monopolies?
AbstractThis work concerns some generic properties of the international diffusion of technologies and products in markets which are interdependent but displays, to varying degrees, location specific forms of dynamic increasing returns and externalities.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy in its series LEM Papers Series with number 1999/04.
Date of creation: 14 Nov 1999
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