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Dynamics of the non linear learning curve with spillovers in a differentiated oligopoly: effects on industry structure

  • Emanuela Randon

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  • Ahmad Naimzada

We analyse the effects on industry structure of non strategic learning by doing with spillovers in a differentiated oligopoly `a la Bertrand. The dynamics is driven by a non linear learning curve. Conditions for shakeouts are analysed, focusing on the key factors affecting them. Policy interventions to limit shakeouts are suggested.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Volume (Year): 17 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 95-106

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