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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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    1. Naylor, Robin & Soegaard, Christian Author-workplace-Name University of Warwick, 2018. "The Effects of Entry in Oligopolistic Trade with Bargained Input Prices," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1148, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    2. Takauchi, Kazuhiro, 2015. "Endogenous transport price and international R&D rivalry," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 46(C), pages 36-43.
    3. Yamada, Mai, 2016. "The Optimal Trading Partner for an Upstream Monopolist," MPRA Paper 70325, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Naylor, Robin A & Soegaard, Christian, 2014. "The Effects of Entry in Oligopoly with Bargained Wages," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 1044, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
    5. Chun-Hung Chen, 2016. "Trade Policies for Intermediate Goods under International Interdependence," Journal of Economics and Management, College of Business, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, vol. 12(2), pages 227-249, August.

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    Keywords

    upstream firm; competition; bilateral oligopoly;

    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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