The Effect of Entry on R&D Investment of Leaders: Theory and Empirical Evidence
33 Pages Posted: 30 Sep 2008
Date Written: 2008
We develop a simple model of competition for the market that shows that, contrary to the Arrow view, endogenous entry threat in a market induces the average firm to invest less in R&D and the incumbent leader to invest more. We test these predictions with a Tobit model based on a unique dataset and survey for the German manufacturing sector (the Mannheim Innovation Panel). We confirm the empirical validity of our predictions and perform a number of robustness test with instrumental variables.
Keywords: R&D, Entry, Endogenous market structures, Leadership
JEL Classification: O31, O32
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