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Organizational structure and technological investment

Ines Macho-Stadler (), Noriaki Matsushima and Ryusuke Shinohara

ISER Discussion Paper from Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University

Abstract: We analyze firms' decisions on their vertical organization, taking into account the characteristics of both the final good competition and the R&D process. We consider two vertical chains, where upstream sectors invest in R&D. Such investment determines the production costs of the downstream sector and has spillovers on the production and the investment costs of the rival. In a general setting, we show that the equilibrium organizational structure depends on whether the situation considered belongs to one of four possible cases. We study how final good market competition, R&D spillover, and R&D incentives interact to determine the equilibrium vertical structure.

Date: 2019-11, Revised 2020-12
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