Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/127087
Authors: 
Yoshida, Shohei
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
ISER Discussion Paper, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University 935
Abstract: 
The paper investigates how competition between two multiproduct downstream firms in vertical relationships affects horizontal relationships: competitor collaboration and performance difference. When the upstream market consists of exclusive suppliers, the efficient firm may have incentive for technology transfer without any payment to its less efficient rival, which can be a credible device of the efficient firm to enlarge its more profitable product. Moreover, such technology transfer enhances both consumer surplus and social welfare. The inefficient downstream firm may earn more than the efficient firm under upstream markets with exclusive suppliers and with discriminatory monopolist.
Subjects: 
Multiproduct firm
Technology transfer
Vertical relationship
Competitor collaboration
Firm performance
JEL: 
L14
L24
L41
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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