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Preemptive Search and R&D Clustering Revisited


  • Patrick Van Cayseele


The results obtained by Cardon and Sasaki (1998) on R&D clustering are derived under the specific assumption that firms only can own one patent. When multiple patents are allowed, R&D clustering will come about more frequently if search costs are substantial.

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  • Patrick Van Cayseele, 2001. "Preemptive Search and R&D Clustering Revisited," Working Papers Department of Economics ces0119, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:ete:ceswps:ces0119

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    R&D clustering; persistence of monopoly;

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    • L12 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Monopoly; Monopolization Strategies

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