Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/104525
Authors: 
Claussen, Jörg
Falck, Oliver
Grohsjean, Thorsten
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Papers in Business Administration 2010-08
Abstract: 
We analyze the economic effects of a developer’s connectedness in the electronic game industry. Knowledge spillovers between developers should be of special relevance in this knowledge-based industry. We calculate measures for a developer’s connectedness to other developers at multiple points in time. In a regression with developer, developing firm, publishing firm, and time fixed effects, we find that the number of a developer’s direct ties, i.e., common past experience, has a strong effect on both a game’s revenues and critics’ scores. The intensity of indirect ties makes no additional contribution to the game’s success.
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Working Paper

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