Pre-empting Technology Competition Through Firm Acquisitions


Grimpe, Christoph ; Hussinger, Katrin


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URL: http://ub-madoc.bib.uni-mannheim.de/1507
URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-15070
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2007
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: G34 L20 O34 ,
Subject headings (SWD): Mergers and Acquisitions , Den Haag / Europäisches Patentamt , Patent , Technologie
Keywords (English): pre-empting technology competition , mergers and acquisitions
Abstract: This paper investigates the motive of pre-empting technology competition through mergers and acquisitions (M&A). Exploiting the patent application procedure at the European Patent Office we introduce a new measure for the possibility to create entry barriers in technology markets. Our results show significant evidence that firms engage in horizontal M&A to pre-empt competition in technology markets.
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