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Creating First-Mover Advantages: The Case of Samsung Electronics

Jang-Sup Shin () and Sung-Won Jang
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Jang-Sup Shin: Department of Economics, National University of Singapore
Sung-Won Jang: Samsung Economic Research Institute

SCAPE Policy Research Working Paper Series from National University of Singapore, Department of Economics, SCAPE

Abstract: This paper analyzes the sources of first-mover advantages by examining the case of Samsung Electronics, a firm which has maintained and strengthened the technological leadership in the DRAM industry since 1992. The focus is on endogeneity of first-mover advantages under changing technological and competitive environments, part of which are also shaped by the technology leader. The paper also discusses general implications of this case study for strategy and organization for innovation.

Keywords: First-mover advantages; innovation; firm growth; Samsung Electronics; semiconductors (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2005-11
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