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Survey on competing in network industries : firm strategies, market outcomes, and policy implications

By Heli Koski and Tobias Kretschmer


We review the recent literature on market structure, firm strategies and public policy in network industries. In particular, we focus on the latest applied work, including case studies and empirical work as well as refinements of the established theoretical results. We group each set of results along two dimensions: Static (within-generation) and dynamic (across-generations)

Topics: HD Industries. Land use. Labor, QA76 Computer software
Year: 2004
DOI identifier: 10.1023/B:JICT.0000029239.55756.e6
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