Product design rivalry: Multiple-attributes approach to differentiation

研究成果: Article査読

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This paper studies product design competition between potentially symmetric firms. We specifically employ the multiple-attributes approach as the method of product design. While various product-specific attributes contribute to firms' differentiation, they may cause confusion resulting in consumer dissatisfaction. We show that in the presence of these opposite effects and any setup costs for attributes, the differentiation by multiple attributes is beneficial for firms if, and only if they are moderately competitive. We furthermore show that the socially efficient number of attributes can only be sustained when there are not very many firms and the setup cost is low.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)555-563
ページ数9
ジャーナルManagerial and Decision Economics
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7
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2008 10月 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • ビジネスおよび国際経営
  • 戦略と経営
  • 経営科学およびオペレーションズ リサーチ
  • 技術マネージメントおよび技術革新管理

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