The DVD vs. DIVX Standard War: Empirical Evidence of Vaporware

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David Dranove; Neil Gandal;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: standards | product preannouncements | network effects | vaporware | network effects, product preannouncements, standards, vaporware
    • jel: jel:L82 | jel:K21

In this paper, we empirically measure the effect of the DIVX preannouncement in the DVD market. We do this by measuring the effect of potential (incompatible) competition on a network undergoing growth. We find that there are network effects in the DVD market and that t... View more
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