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Coopération en R&D et hétérogénéité des compétences. Un modèle théorique


  • Matthieu Manant


This article analyzes the cooperative strategies of firms with different technological competencies within the framework of a two-stage Cournot duopoly. We assume the existence of a fixed cooperation cost and that technological spillovers depend on firms’ competencies. We show that for an intermediate cooperation cost firms with a low technological dispersion (i.e., similar competencies) don’t cooperate whereas firms with a high dispersion cooperate. We also show that in the case of a low technological dispersion there should be more spillover effects for cooperation to be socially profitable than in the case of a high dispersion. Classification JEL : L1, O3.

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  • Matthieu Manant, 2010. "Coopération en R&D et hétérogénéité des compétences. Un modèle théorique," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 61(5), pages 837-858.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_615_0837

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    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights


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