Reference : Pre-empting Technology Competition through Firm Acquisition
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Strategy & innovation
Pre-empting Technology Competition through Firm Acquisition
Hussinger, Katrin mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Center for Research in Economic Analysis (CREA) >]
Grimpe, Christoph []
Economics Letters
Elsevier Science
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[en] Pre-empting technology competition ; Mergers and acquisitions
[en] This paper shows that firms engage in horizontal mergers and acquisitions to pre-empt competition in technology markets. Making use of the patent application procedure at the European Patent Office we introduce a measure for potential entry barriers in technology markets.

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