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Współpraca badawczo-rozwojowa przedsiębiorstw a kartelizacja gałęzi

R&D cooperation of firms and the cartelization of industry

Jacek Prokop () and Adam Karbowski ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The main objective of this paper is to investigate the impact of R&D cooperation on cartel formation in the product market. The R&D expenditures that precede the production process are aimed at the reduction of the unit manufacturing costs, and could create positive externalities for the potential competitors. In contrast to the preceding literature, we assume that the competition on the product market follows the Stackelberg leadership model. For simplicity we focus on the case of duopoly. Numerical analysis shows that a closer cooperation at the R&D stage strengthens the incentives to create a cartel in the product market, as well.

Keywords: R&D cooperation of firms; cartelization of industry (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L13 L41 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2013-09
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Published in Przegląd Zachodniopomorski 28 (2013): pp. 259-272

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