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Title:Pre-empting Technology Competition Through Firm Acquisitions PDF Logo
Authors:Grimpe, Christoph
Hussinger, Katrin
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 07-027
Abstract:This paper investigates the motive of pre-empting technology competition through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Exploiting the patent application procedure at the European Patent Office we introduce a new measure for the possibility to create entry barriers in technology markets. Our results show significant evidence that firms engage in horizontal M&A to pre-empt competition in technology markets.
Subjects:pre-empting technology competition
mergers and acquisitions
JEL:G34
O34
L20
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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