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Coordination costs and research joint ventures

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  • Falvey, Rod
  • Poyago-Theotoky, Joanna
  • Teerasuwannajak, Khemarat Talerngsri

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We consider a simple oligopoly model where firms engage in cost-reducing R&D and compare two R&D regimes: R&D competition and R&D cooperation in the form of a research joint venture (RJV). We introduce coordination costs for the RJV and examine how these affect the equilibrium outcomes.

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  • Falvey, Rod & Poyago-Theotoky, Joanna & Teerasuwannajak, Khemarat Talerngsri, 2013. "Coordination costs and research joint ventures," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 965-976.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:33:y:2013:i:c:p:965-976
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.03.005
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    Keywords

    Research joint venture (RJV); Process innovation; Coordination costs;
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    JEL classification:

    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection

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