1st Edition

Vertical Integration and Technological Innovation
A Transaction Cost Approach





ISBN 9781138315037
Published June 15, 2020 by Routledge
140 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1994 this volume investigates the relationship between a firm's decision to integrate vertically and its research and development (R & D) strategy. Literature on vertical integration is reviewed and a framework presented to analyze the costs and benefits of vertical integration. The theoretical basis for the proposed hypostheses is investigated and the hypotheses tested empirically.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Costs and Benefits of Vertical Integration 3. Knowledge Complementarity Effect and Transaction Costs 4. Vertical Integration and Technological Innovation in the US Electronics Industry 5. Conclusion

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