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On R&D Information Sharing and Merger

  • Uday Bhanu Sinha

    (Delhi School of Economics)

The paper deals with the issue of information sharing in a Cournot duopoly by an innovating firm in the face of a merger with its rival. The innovating firm would share information about the cost realization with its rival provided the market size is relatively small or, the R&D technology is relatively more efficient in a medium market size. However, in a large market, or in a medium market size with less efficient R&D technology, the innovating firm does not share information with its rival. We also show that the social welfare may be higher under incomplete information regime.

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Paper provided by Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics in its series Working papers with number 145.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2006
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Handle: RePEc:cde:cdewps:145
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