International Technology Transfers and Competition

23 Pages Posted: 26 Nov 2006

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Eberhard Feess

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gemeinnützige GmbH

Michael Hoeck

Proyecta Ventures GmbH

Oliver Lorz

RWTH Aachen University

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Date Written: July 9, 2007

Abstract

This paper analyzes North-South technology transfers in a model of oligopolistic competition. Two firms in the North supply a high-tech good and a technically related low-tech good. They decide about licensing the low-tech good to low-cost suppliers in the South. With the license Southern firms get access to technology from the North which enables them - with a certain probability - to enter the market for the high-tech good. Northern firms may therefore use technology transfers strategically to influence the competitive environment on the high-tech market. In this setting, multiple equilibria with and without licensing may arise and the resulting outcomes may be inefficient from the viewpoint of the firms in the North.

Keywords: technology licensing, international technology transfers, oligopoly

JEL Classification: F23, L13, O33

Suggested Citation

Feess, Eberhard and Hoeck, Michael and Lorz, Oliver, International Technology Transfers and Competition (July 9, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=947049 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.947049

Eberhard Feess

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management gemeinnützige GmbH ( email )

Adickesallee 32-34
Frankfurt am Main, 60322
Germany

Michael Hoeck

Proyecta Ventures GmbH ( email )

Möhlstr. 9
München 91675
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.proyectaventures.de/index.html

Oliver Lorz (Contact Author)

RWTH Aachen University ( email )

Templergraben 55
D-52056 Aachen, 52056
Germany

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