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Drastic innovations and multiplicity of optimal licensing policies

Debapriya Sen and Giorgos Stamatopoulos ()

Economics Letters, 2009, vol. 105, issue 1, 7-10

Abstract: Considering the licensing of a drastic cost-reducing innovation by an outside innovator in an n-firm Cournot oligopoly, we show that when the innovator uses combinations of fees and royalties, there are either n - 1 or n optimal licensing policies.

Keywords: Drastic; innovation; Outside; innovator; AR; policy; k-firm; natural; oligopoly (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2009
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