System markets: Indirect network effects in action, or inaction?

Doctoral thesis English OPEN
Binken, Jeroen;
(2010)
  • Publisher: Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • Subject: system markets | indirect network effects | video game industry | takeoff | pre-entry experience | superstars | new product growth | new product introductions | chicken-and-egg | firm entry

textabstractIn this dissertation, I empirically examine system markets up close. More specifically I examine indirect network effects, both demand-side and supply-side indirect network effects. Indirect network effects are the source of positive feedback in system marke... View more
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    Theoretical Background ................................................................. 14 Indirect Network Effects .......................................................................... 15 Temporal Pattern in Indirect Network Effects ...................................... 15 Other Effects ............................................................................................. 17

    Data ................................................................................................ 18 Data Collection ......................................................................................... 18 Characteristics of the Sample ................................................................ 19

    Empirical Analysis .......................................................................... 23 Takeoff Analysis ....................................................................................... 24 Time Series Analysis ............................................................................... 29 Further Analyses ...................................................................................... 37 Historical Industry Analysis ..................................................................... 38 4.3 Whether or Not to Enter: Drivers of Complementor Entry Probability ................................................................................................. 98 4.3.1 System Owner .......................................................................................... 98 4.3.2 Complementor ........................................................................................ 101 4.3.3 Other Covariates .................................................................................... 101

    When to Enter: Drivers of Complementor Entry Timing .............. 102 System Owner ........................................................................................ 102 Complementor ........................................................................................ 103 Time-Varying Covariates ...................................................................... 104

    Results.......................................................................................... 113 Drivers of Complementor Entry Probability ........................................ 115 Drivers of Complementor Entry Timing............................................... 116 Other Covariates .................................................................................... 117 Robustness and Further Analyses ...................................................... 117

    Discussion, Implications and Limitations ..................................... 119 Discussion and Implications ................................................................. 119 Limitations and Future Research ......................................................... 122 Berens, G., Corporate Branding: The Development of Corporate Associations and their Influence on Stakeholder Reactions, Promotor: Prof.dr. C.B.M. van Riel, EPS-2004-039- ORG, ISBN: 90-5892-065-8, http://hdl.handle.net/1765/1273

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