Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/171328
Authors: 
Diekhof, Josefine
Cantner, Uwe
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 17-052
Abstract: 
The influence of innovative entrants on incumbents is considered important for technological change. We analyze this influence for the global transition towards alternative technology vehicles (ATVs). Our results indicate that entrants' ATV-related knowledge accumulation stimulates average incumbent's ATV-related research. Regarding global entrants, incumbents with higher ATV patent stocks increased patenting stronger; supporting previous literature on competitive reactions to entry. Responding to domestic entrants, however, incumbents with low ATV patent stocks increased whereas incumbents with high stocks decreased patenting; suggesting that advanced incumbents outsource research or overtake entrants. Further, certain characteristics and not merely the quantity of entrants drive incumbents' responses.
Subjects: 
Environmental Economics
Sustainable Development
Technological Innovation
Firm Behavior: Empirical Analysis
Entrepreneurship
Industry Dynamics
Automobile Industry
Electric Vehicle
JEL: 
Q01
Q55
D22
L26
L62
O31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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