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Development of a technological competition model in the presence of network effects from the modified law of Metcalfe

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  • José López-Sánchez

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  • José Arroyo-Barrigüete

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  • Domingo Ribeiro

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The objective of this paper is to propose a new model of competence in presence of network effects. We will introduce some modifications in the Lotka-Volterra model, in order to solve its deficiencies. The main improvement is to introduce a modification of Metcalfe’s Law, what allow us to reflect the effect of congestion externalities. The model’s validation, developed by numerical simulation, confirms that its behaviour is quite similar to that observed in real markets. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2008

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  • José López-Sánchez & José Arroyo-Barrigüete & Domingo Ribeiro, 2008. "Development of a technological competition model in the presence of network effects from the modified law of Metcalfe," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 2(2), pages 83-98, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:svcbiz:v:2:y:2008:i:2:p:83-98
    DOI: 10.1007/s11628-007-0025-z
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    1. Feng-Jyh Lin & Yi-Hsin Lin, 2012. "The determinants of successful R&D consortia: government strategy for the servitization of manufacturing," Service Business, Springer;Pan-Pacific Business Association, vol. 6(4), pages 489-502, December.

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