R&D strategy in international mixed duopoly with research spillovers

Shoji Haruna, Rajeev K. Goel

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Abstract

This paper examines the international mixed duopoly behaviour with research spillovers. Using a two-stage game with Research and Development (R&D) and output, we investigate the effects of imperfectly appropriable R&D on optimal R&D strategies of a domestic public firm and a foreign private firm across different market interactions: (i) international R&D competition, (ii) only the foreign firm conducts R&D, (iii) only the domestic public firm conducts R&D, (iv) no firm conducts R&D, and (v) research joint venture. The results show that firms' research performances are determined by the degree of spillovers and the optimal R&D strategies involve R&D competition. Spillovers are shown to be socially beneficial and their absence can prove to be a strategic deterrent, with the public firm monopolising the market. Some of these findings contrast with the traditional models of oligopoly (with or without R&D) and mixed oligopoly (without R&D).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)88-103
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian Economic Papers
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

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Public firm
Research spillovers
Mixed duopoly
Spillover
Research performance
Foreign firms
Two-stage game
Mixed oligopoly
Research joint ventures
Private firms
R&D strategy
Market interaction
Oligopoly

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R&D strategy in international mixed duopoly with research spillovers. / Haruna, Shoji; Goel, Rajeev K.

In: Australian Economic Papers, Vol. 54, No. 2, 01.06.2015, p. 88-103.

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Haruna, Shoji ; Goel, Rajeev K. / R&D strategy in international mixed duopoly with research spillovers. In: Australian Economic Papers. 2015 ; Vol. 54, No. 2. pp. 88-103.
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