Co-opetition Among Digital Platforms and Consumer Welfare

Submission to the European Commission's call for contribution 'Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitisation'

5 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2019

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Florence Thépot

University of Glasgow; Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth)

Date Written: September 30, 2018

Abstract

This note provides some comments on the nature of competition among digital platforms (mainly the GAFA), which will be qualified as ‘co-opetition’, to reflect the complementarity of services offered and fierce rivalry among the platforms in their strategies of vertical integration. The main question is the extent to which co-opetition among digital platforms, and the associated race for innovation serves consumer welfare both in a static and dynamic perspective.

Keywords: Google, Facebook, Competition, Consumer welfare

JEL Classification: K21

Suggested Citation

Thépot, Florence, Co-opetition Among Digital Platforms and Consumer Welfare (September 30, 2018). Submission to the European Commission's call for contribution 'Shaping Competition Policy in the Era of Digitisation' . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3403629 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3403629

Florence Thépot (Contact Author)

University of Glasgow ( email )

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University of Glasgow
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United Kingdom

Droit & Croissance (Rules for Growth) ( email )

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Paris, 75002
France

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