Pre-empting technology competition through firm acquisitions

Ch. Grimpe, K. Hussinger

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Abstract

This paper shows that firms engage in horizontal mergers and acquisitions to pre-empt competition in technology markets. Making use of the patent application procedure at the european patent office we introduce a measure for potential entry barriers in technology markets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-191
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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