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Creating First-Mover Advantages: The Case of Samsung Electronics

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  • Jang-Sup SHIN

    () (Department of Economics, National University of Singapore)

  • Sung-Won JANG

    (Samsung Economic Research Institute)

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This paper analyzes the sources of first-mover advantages by examining the case of Samsung Electronics, a firm which has maintained and strengthened the technological leadership in the DRAM industry since 1992. The focus is on endogeneity of first-mover advantages under changing technological and competitive environments, part of which are also shaped by the technology leader. The paper also discusses general implications of this case study for strategy and organization for innovation.

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  • Jang-Sup SHIN & Sung-Won JANG, 2005. "Creating First-Mover Advantages: The Case of Samsung Electronics," SCAPE Policy Research Working Paper Series 0513, National University of Singapore, Department of Economics, SCAPE.
  • Handle: RePEc:sca:scaewp:0513
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    1. Katz, Michael L & Shapiro, Carl, 1985. "Network Externalities, Competition, and Compatibility," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 75(3), pages 424-440, June.
    2. Chris Freeman & Luc Soete, 1997. "The Economics of Industrial Innovation, 3rd Edition," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 3, volume 1, number 0262061953, January.
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    Cited by:

    1. Martin Hemmert, 2008. "Innovation Management of Japanese and Korean Firms: A Comparative Analysis," Asia Pacific Business Review, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 14(3), pages 293-314, July.
    2. Henry Wai-chung Yeung, 2009. "Regional Development and the Competitive Dynamics of Global Production Networks: An East Asian Perspective," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(3), pages 325-351.

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    First-mover advantages; innovation; firm growth; Samsung Electronics; semiconductors;

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