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Innovation, productivity gains and the evolution of market structure


  • Mario Amendola

    (Dipartimento di Scienze Sociali ed Economiche)

  • Jean-Luc Gaffard

    (Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques)

  • Patrick Musso

    (Groupe de Recherche en Droit, Economie et Gestion)


The paper analyses the co-ordinating role that markets and organisations are called on to play in determining productivity gains. In fact, the viability of innovation processes cannot be dissociated from the way market structures emerge and evolve. The success (or not) of the introduction of new technologies and the emergence and evolution of given market structures does not depend on the properties of technology, but on the capacity to coordinate the activity of the different firms participating in the restructuring process, which results in a certain degree of stability of the market structure.

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  • Mario Amendola & Jean-Luc Gaffard & Patrick Musso, 2006. "Innovation, productivity gains and the evolution of market structure," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/6542, Sciences Po.
  • Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/6542

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    1. G. B. Richardson, 1998. "The Economics of Imperfect Knowledge," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 1524.
    2. Jean Tirole, 1988. "The Theory of Industrial Organization," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262200716, January.
    3. Amendola, Mario & Gaffard, Jean-Luc, 1998. "Out of Equilibrium," OUP Catalogue, Oxford University Press, number 9780198293804, June.
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    Cited by:

    1. Jean-Luc Gaffard, 2008. "Innovation, competition, and growth: Schumpeterian ideas within a Hicksian framework," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 295-311, August.
    2. Jean-Luc Gaffard, 2013. "Re-industrializing the Eurozone," Working Papers hal-00973031, HAL.
    3. Jean-Luc Gaffard, 2007. "Concurrence et innovation en Europe. Le dilemme de la compétitivité," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(3), pages 353-379.
    4. Jean-Luc Gaffard, 2013. "Re-industrializing the Eurozone," Working Papers hal-00973031, HAL.

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    Innovation; Market structure; Productivity; Viability;

    JEL classification:

    • L - Industrial Organization


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