International Journal of Business and Economics Research
Volume 4, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 315-322
Received: Nov. 23, 2015;
Accepted: Dec. 4, 2015;
Published: Dec. 30, 2015
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Hans W. Gottinger, Strategy, Technology, Economics, STRATEC Consulting, Munich, Germany
This paper explores the importance of supply chain asymme tries by investigating the difference between firms in terms of key parameters. For the examination of inter-firm competition through product development, the context of simultaneous entry and sequential entry are treated separately. This allows a deeper understanding of the implications of information asymmetry and commit ment which have been regarded as important determinants in the context of game-theoretic studies. The study of innovation based competition has often considered aspects related to patent races and incremental product-process innovation to achieve distinctive advantage. However, recently innovation-based competition has become an aspect of buyer-supplier relationships. There are many instances in manufacturing where one finds situations of lock-ins created by innovative suppliers.
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Vertical Competition and Outsourcing in a Supply Chain, International Journal of Business and Economics Research.
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