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Commitment, first-mover-, and second-mover advantage

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  • Michael Kopel & Clemens Löffler, 2008. "Commitment, first-mover-, and second-mover advantage," Journal of Economics, Springer, vol. 94(2), pages 143-166, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jeczfn:v:94:y:2008:i:2:p:143-166 DOI: 10.1007/s00712-008-0004-4
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    Keywords

    First mover advantage; Strategic delegation; Research and development; L13; L2; O31;

    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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