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dc.contributor.authorKöhler, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorRammer, Christianen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-07en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-08T16:16:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-11-08T16:16:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-325603-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/66126-
dc.description.abstractBuyer power is widely considered to decrease innovation incentives of suppliers. However, there is little empirical evidence for this statement. Our paper analyses how buyer power influences innovation incentives of upstream firms while taking into account the type of competition in the downstream market, namely price and technology. We explore this relationship empirically for a unique dataset containing 1,129 observations of German firms from manufacturing and service sectors including information on the economic dependency of firms from their buyers. Using a generalised Tobit model, we find a negative effect of buyer power on a supplier's likelihood to start R&D activities. This negative effect is mitigated if the supplier faces powerful buyers operating under strong price competition. There is also weak evidence for a negative effect of buyer power on suppliers' R&D intensity if the powerful buyer operates under strong technology competition.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 12-058en_US
dc.subject.jelL11en_US
dc.subject.jelO31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInnovationen_US
dc.subject.keywordBuyer Poweren_US
dc.titleBuyer power and suppliers' incentives to innovateen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn729342018en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:12058-
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