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Profit enhancing competitive pressure in vertically related industries

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  • Noriaki Matsushima

    (Graduate School of Business Administration, Kobe University)

  • Tomomichi Mizuno

    (Graduate School of Economics, Kobe University)

Abstract

Under a simple Cournot model with vertical relations, when downstream firms engage in process R&D, the profits of upstream firms in which upstream competition exists may be larger than those in which each upstream firm has a bilateral monopoly relation with its buyer (downstream firm).

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  • Noriaki Matsushima & Tomomichi Mizuno, 2009. "Profit enhancing competitive pressure in vertically related industries," Discussion Papers 2009-03, Kobe University, Graduate School of Business Administration.
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    Keywords

    upstream firm; competition; bilateral oligopoly;
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    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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