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The long run Dynamics of heterogeneous Product and Process Innovations for a Multi Product Monopolist

  • Bondarev, Anton A.

This paper introduces the dynamical framework which combines product and process innovations. The model contributes to the theoretical literature on innovations in two ways. First, it permits for the simultaneous dynamics of both types of innovations which is rarely considered in the literature. Second, the products being generated by the innovations are heterogeneous in their investment characteristics. This allows for the formation of the dynamic interdependency between both types of innovations. As a result the steady state levels of process innovations for each product are different and influence the dynamics of product innovations in turn.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 35195.

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Date of creation: Dec 2010
Date of revision: 26 Nov 2011
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35195
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