Rivalry and uncertainty in complementary investments with dynamic market sharing


We study the effects of revenue and investment cost uncertainty, as well non- preemption duopoly competition, on the timing of investments in two complementary inputs, where either spillover-knowledge is allowed or proprietary-knowledge holds. We find that the ex-ante and ex-post revenue market shares play a very important role in firms’ behavior. When competition is considered, the leader’s behavior departs from that of the monopolist firm of Smith (Ind Corp Change 14:639–650, 2005). The leader is justified in following the conventional wisdom (i.e., synchronous investments are more likely), whereas, the follower’s behavior departs from that of the conventional wisdom (i.e., asynchronous investments are more likely).

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10479-017-2752-4
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Centre for Personal Financial Wellbeing
Additional Information: © The Author(s) 2018. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. Funding: Fundação Para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complementary investments,Duopoly,Uncertainty,Investment analysis,Real option game,Non-preemption
Publication ISSN: 1572-9338
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 08:25
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2018 14:15
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2018-12-01
Published Online Date: 2018-01-12
Accepted Date: 2018-01-12
Authors: Azevedo, Alcino (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-4751-6085)
Paxson, Dean



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License: Creative Commons Attribution

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