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Reputationsmechanismen auf Internet-Marktplattformen - Theorie und Empirie -

  • Axel Ockenfels

Spieltheoretische Überlegungen zeigen, dass Reputationsmechanismen, wie sie auf Internet-Marktplattformen zur Anwendung kommen, prinzipiell geeignet sind, Handel in großen anonymen Märkten zu erleichtern. Dies gilt selbst dann, wenn die Marktteilnehmer ihre Identität jederzeit und kostenlos wechseln können. Voraussetzung ist jedoch, dass die Anbieter die Plattform auch zukünftig für Transaktionen nutzen möchten. Zudem müssen neue Anbieter als Konsequenz des kostenlosen Identitätswechsels Preisabschläge hinnehmen. Bei einer Analyse von 14.467 CD-Angeboten auf der Marktplattform zeigt sich im Einklang mit den theoretischen Überlegungen, dass Plattformneulinge signifikant geringere Preise fordern als Anbieter, über die bereits Reputationsinformationen vorliegen.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute of Economics, Strategic Interaction Group in its series Papers on Strategic Interaction with number 2002-46.

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Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2002
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Handle: RePEc:esi:discus:2002-46
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