In Bischi and Lamantia, 2012, a two-stage oligopoly game has been proposed to describe networks of firms that invest in cost-reducing R&D activity with the possibility of sharing R&D results with partner firms as well as gaining knowledge for free through spillovers, and an adaptive dynamic mechanism is proposed to describe how firms repeatedly update their R&D efforts over time. In that paper existence and stability of equilibria have been analyzed given a fixed structure of the collaboration network, divided into sub-networks. In this paper we analyze the influences of the degree of collaboration and spillovers on profits, social welfare and, more generally, on overall efficiency. We first consider two relevant benchmark cases, for which analytical results are provided, and then numerical experiments are performed to stress the role of the level of connectivity (i.e. the collaboration attitude) inside networks as well as the effects of involuntary knowledge spillovers inside each network and among different competing networks.

A dynamic model of oligopoly with R&D externalities along networks. Part II

LAMANTIA, FABIO GIOVANNI
2012

Abstract

In Bischi and Lamantia, 2012, a two-stage oligopoly game has been proposed to describe networks of firms that invest in cost-reducing R&D activity with the possibility of sharing R&D results with partner firms as well as gaining knowledge for free through spillovers, and an adaptive dynamic mechanism is proposed to describe how firms repeatedly update their R&D efforts over time. In that paper existence and stability of equilibria have been analyzed given a fixed structure of the collaboration network, divided into sub-networks. In this paper we analyze the influences of the degree of collaboration and spillovers on profits, social welfare and, more generally, on overall efficiency. We first consider two relevant benchmark cases, for which analytical results are provided, and then numerical experiments are performed to stress the role of the level of connectivity (i.e. the collaboration attitude) inside networks as well as the effects of involuntary knowledge spillovers inside each network and among different competing networks.
R&D cooperation; Networks; Knowledge spillovers
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