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The Effect of Entry on R&D Investment of Leaders: Theory and Empirical Evidence

  • Czarnitzki, Dirk
  • Etro, Federico Gabriele
  • Kraft, Kornelius

We develop a simple model of competition for the market that shows that, contrary to the Arrow view, endogenous entry threat in a market induces the average firm to invest less in R&D and the incumbent leader to invest more. We test these predictions with a Tobit model based on a unique dataset and survey for the German manufacturing sector (the Mannheim Innovation Panel). We confirm the empirical validity of our predictions and perform a number of robustness test with instrumental variables.

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Paper provided by ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research in its series ZEW Discussion Papers with number 08-078.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:zewdip:7421
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