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Social responsibility in a bilateral monopoly with R&D

Arturo Garcia, Mariel Leal and Sang-Ho Lee ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: This note examines social responsibility in a linear bilateral monopoly by incorporating a cost-reducing R&D investment and investigates an endogenous timing game. We find that in the presence of R&D, the retailer always adopts social responsibility irrespective of the timing of the game, but the manufacturer adopts only with its leadership in a sequential game where it can take the first-mover advantage. We also show that two sequential choices will be subgame perfect equilibria, but the commitment to the social responsibility by manufacturer is a payoff dominance outcome.

Keywords: social responsibility; R&D investment; fixed-timing game; endogenous-timing game (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D21 L13 L22 M14 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2018-05
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