Truly standard-essential patents? A semantics-based analysis

Lorenz Brachtendorf, Fabian Gaessler, and Dietmar HarhoffThis paper introduces a semantics-based method for approximating the standard essentiality of patents. We provide details on the procedure that generates the measure of standard essentiality and present the results of several validation and robustness exercises.

The location of cross-border and national mergers and acquisitions within the United States

Steven Brakman, Harry Garretsen, Charles van Marrewijk, and Arjen van WitteloostuijnUsing a detailed firm-level data set for M&As in the period 1985–2012, we compare location choices of cross-border versus national M&As. We find that cross-border M&As are more spatially concentrated, and tend to sort into larger agglomerations than national M&As.

Which is better for durable goods producers, exclusive or open supply chain?

Hiroshi Kitamura, Noriaki Matsushima, and Misato SatoWe explore the supply chain problem of a downstream durable goods monopolist, who chooses one of the following trading modes: an exclusive supply chain with an incumbent supplier or an open supply chain, allowing the monopolist to trade with a new efficient entrant in the future.

On sellers’ cooperation in hybrid marketplaces

Michele Bisceglia and Jorge PadillaHybrid marketplaces play a significant and growing role in the Internet economy. This paper shows that, other things equal, such platforms would maximize their profits if they lowered the fees charged to sellers and the prices charged to consumers in response to cooperation agreements between third-party sellers: horizontal mergers or collusive agreements

Employee bonding and turnover efficiency

Jonathan R. PetersonThis study explores how bonding contracts improve employee attraction and retention. The model offers several empirical findings regarding a variety of common bonding practices.

Volume 31, 2022 Issue 3 Journal of Economics & Management Strategy

Mo Xiao

Germain Gaudin

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Knowledge diffusion and morality: Why do we freely share valuable information with Strangers?

Charles Ayoubi and Boris ThurmThis article offers a model integrating heterogeneously moral preferences to overcome the seemingly irrational tendency of individuals to freely share data and knowledge. Our analysis highlights the limit of financial incentives and the importance of promoting a sharing culture by enhancing awareness.
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