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R&D and endogenous asymmetries between firms

Armando Garcia Pires ()

Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 103, issue 3, 153-156

Abstract: We endogenize competitiveness asymmetries between firms through commitment power asymmetries in R&D. We show that, relatively to firms with no commitment power in R&D, firms with a first-mover advantage in R&D achieve higher competitiveness levels.

Keywords: R&D; investment; Commitment; power; in; R&D; Endogenous; asymmetric; firms; Market; access (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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