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Heterogenous Agents, Complementaries, and Diffusion. Do Increasing Returns Imply Convergence to International Technological Monopolies?

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  • Andrea Bassanini
  • Giovanni Dosi

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This work concerns some generic properties of the international diffusion of technologies and products in markets which are interdependent but displays, to varying degrees, location specific forms of dynamic increasing returns and externalities.

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  • Andrea Bassanini & Giovanni Dosi, 1999. "Heterogenous Agents, Complementaries, and Diffusion. Do Increasing Returns Imply Convergence to International Technological Monopolies?," LEM Papers Series 1999/04, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.
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    1. Bronwyn H. Hall, 2004. "Innovation and Diffusion," NBER Working Papers 10212, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Carolina Castaldi & Giovanni Dosi, 2003. "The Grip of History and the Scope for Novelty: Some Results and Open Questions on Path Dependence in Economic Processes," LEM Papers Series 2003/02, Laboratory of Economics and Management (LEM), Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa, Italy.

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