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Product innovation and persistence of leadership: theory with evidence from the semiconductor industry

Gruber, Harald (1990) Product innovation and persistence of leadership: theory with evidence from the semiconductor industry. EI, 2. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper sets out to model the evolution of market shares in the semiconductor industry. The time profile of market shares for different firms in this industry has shown a striking regularity over successive generations of products. In a model of vertical product differentiation three distinct patterns of market shares emerge as an equilibrium outcome, reflecting three distinct strategies in respect of timing of entry into new generations. The main novelty of the model developed here, relative to the existing literature on vertical product differentiation, lies in the incorporation of 'learning by doing'.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 1990 Harald gRuber
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 2
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2008 10:09
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/6783/

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