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Technological choice and network externalities: a catastrophe model analysis of firm software adoption for competing operating systems


  • Lange, Rense
  • McDade, Sean
  • Oliva, Terence A.


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  • Lange, Rense & McDade, Sean & Oliva, Terence A., 2001. "Technological choice and network externalities: a catastrophe model analysis of firm software adoption for competing operating systems," Structural Change and Economic Dynamics, Elsevier, vol. 12(1), pages 29-57, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:streco:v:12:y:2001:i:1:p:29-57

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    1. John A. Norton & Frank M. Bass, 1987. "A Diffusion Theory Model of Adoption and Substitution for Successive Generations of High-Technology Products," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 33(9), pages 1069-1086, September.
    2. Arthur, W Brian, 1989. "Competing Technologies, Increasing Returns, and Lock-In by Historical Events," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 99(394), pages 116-131, March.
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    4. Neil Gandal, 1994. "Hedonic Price Indexes for Spreadsheets and an Empirical Test for Network Externalities," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 25(1), pages 160-170, Spring.
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    6. Katz, Michael L & Shapiro, Carl, 1985. "Network Externalities, Competition, and Compatibility," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 75(3), pages 424-440, June.
    7. Jinhong Xie & Marvin Sirbu, 1995. "Price Competition and Compatibility in the Presence of Positive Demand Externalities," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 41(5), pages 909-926, May.
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    1. Lin, Chung-cheng & Yang, C.C., 2006. "Fine enough or don't fine at all," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 59(2), pages 195-213, February.

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