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

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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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  • Bondarev, Anton A., 2010. "The long run Dynamics of heterogeneous Product and Process Innovations for a Multi Product Monopolist," MPRA Paper 35195, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 26 Nov 2011.
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    1. Bondarev, Anton & Greiner, Alfred, 2017. "Catching-up and falling behind: Effects of learning in an R&D differential game with spillovers," Working papers 2017/02, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
    2. Bondarev, Anton A., 2012. "Optimal control over a continuous range of homogeneous and heterogeneous innovations with finite life-cycles," MPRA Paper 40068, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Bondarev, Anton & Greiner, Alfred, 2018. "Global warming and technical change: Multiple steady-states and policy options," Working papers 2018/03, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
    4. Tamasiga, Phemelo & Bondarev, Anton, 2014. "Differential games approach to trade with exhaustible resources," Working papers 2014/14, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
    5. Anton Bondarev, 2016. "Intensity of R&D competition and the generation of innovations in heterogeneous setting," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 621-653, July.
    6. Greiner, Alfred & Bondarev, Anton, 2017. "Optimal R&D investment with learning-by-doing: Multiple steady-states and thresholds," Working papers 2017/06, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
    7. Bondarev, Anton & Greiner, Alfred, 2017. "Endogenous growth and structural change through vertical and horizontal innovations," Working papers 2017/05, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
    8. Bondarev, Anton & Krysiak, Frank C., 2017. "Dynamic heterogeneous R&D with cross-technologies interactions," Working papers 2017/13, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.
    9. Bondarev, Anton, 2014. "Endogenous specialization of heterogeneous innovative activities of firms under the technological spillovers," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 38(C), pages 235-249.
    10. Bondarev, Anton & Greiner, Alfred, 2017. "Technology lock-in with horizontal and vertical innovations through limited R&D spending," Working papers 2017/04, Faculty of Business and Economics - University of Basel.

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    Keywords

    Product Innovations; Process Innovations; Dynamics; Multiproduct; Heterogeneous; Duopoly;

    JEL classification:

    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General
    • C02 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - Mathematical Economics
    • 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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