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Title: The industrial organization of information goods industries
Keywords: Delayed product introduction, Installed base, Information Security
Issue Date: 21-Nov-2006
Citation: WANG QIUHONG (2006-11-21). The industrial organization of information goods industries. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis applies the theories and approaches of industrial organization to study three key issues pertaining to information goods industry. The first study investigates the incentives of a monopolistic vendor to delay the introduction of a new and improved version of its product in a stationary market with identical consumers. The second study is about a vendora??s strategies to tackle its own installed base when selling a newly improved product. In particular, I investigate the optimal combinations of timing, pricing and product line strategies that the vendor can employ for selling its newly improved product in the presence of an installed base. The third study is about information security, in particular, the strategic interactions among end-users and between users and hackers. By studying the intriguing relationships between information technology and market structure, this thesis expands the prior theories and models of industrial organization and opens up avenues of future research.
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