Cooperative R&D with Endogenous Technology Differentiation
We study a nontournament R&D duopoly. Before the standard R&D investment and quantity-setting stages, we consider a stage in which firms choose their R&D technologies. Spillovers negatively depend on R&D technology differentiation. We show that, in equilibrium, firms will choose identical or very similar R&D processes. Such equilibria may entail less differentiation than would be dictated by social welfare maximization. Copyright Blackwell Publishing 2005.
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Volume (Year): 14 (2005)
Issue (Month): 2 (06)
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