Innovation in the digital age: Competition, cooperation, and standardization

Clemens Fiedler

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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This dissertation consists of three articles on competition, cooperation, and standardization with a focus on the important sectors of the digital age. The fi rst chapter studies modern software markets and how their unique characteristics impact firms’ reactions to their competitors’ R&D efforts. The second chapter investigates a firm’s incentives to invest in a common standard and how its choices are driven by the conflict between benefitting from the collective contributions and supporting its competitors. The third chapter studies standard-setting organizations and the impact implementers’ participation has on the standard’s market coverage and royalty rates.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Tilburg University
  • Boone, Jan, Promotor
  • Schütt, Florian, Promotor
Award date14 Oct 2020
Place of PublicationTilburg
Print ISBNs978 90 5668 621 5
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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