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Licensing under Asymmetric information

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  • Arijit Mukherjee

    (Keele University)

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In a world with private information about the quality of technology we find that there are situations where relatively more technologically superior firm will license its technology but relatively less technologically superior firm will not license its technology. This finding is opposite to the result found on licensing under complete information. Further, we show that under incomplete information welfare could be higher than under complete information.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Industrial Organization with number 0211007.

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Length: 18 pages
Date of creation: 05 Nov 2002
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0211007

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Keywords: Asymmetric information; Licensing; Welfare;

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