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Technology transfer and its effect on innovation

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  • Neelanjan Sen

    (Department of Commerce, St. Xavier''s College, Kolkata)

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This paper analyses the relationship of technology transfer and innovation in a Cournot duopoly framework, where technology transfer between the firms may occur after the innovation decision is taken by the high cost firm. The possibility of licensing via fixed-fee or royalty, encourages (discourages) innovation if the cost difference between the firms is high (low). Hence, it is shown that technology transfer and innovation are substitutes (complements) if the cost difference between the firms is low (high).

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  • Neelanjan Sen, 2015. "Technology transfer and its effect on innovation," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 35(4), pages 2523-2534.
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    Keywords

    Technology licensing; Innovation; Cournot Competition;
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    JEL classification:

    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance

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