The DVD Versus DIVX Standard War: Empirical Evidence of Network Effects and Preannouncement Effects

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Dranove, David; Gandal, Neil;
  • Subject: network effects; product preannouncements; standards
    • jel: jel:K21 | jel:L82

In this Paper, we empirically test for network effects and preannouncement effects 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. The data is generally... View more
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