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The economics of information technology : an introduction

Author: Hal R Varian; Joseph Farrell; Carl Shapiro
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Series: Raffaele Mattioli lectures.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction for undergraduate and graduate students in economics, business strategy, law and related areas, this work is a concise and accessible review of some of the important economic factors affecting information technology industries.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hal R Varian; Joseph Farrell; Carl Shapiro
ISBN: 0521844150 9780521844154 0521605210 9780521605212
OCLC Number: 56643640
Description: x, 102 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The Raffaele Mattioli lectures --
pt. I. Competition and market power --
1. Introduction --
2. Technology and market structure --
3. Intellectual property --
4. The Internet boom --
5. Differentiation of products and prices --
6. Switching costs and lock-in --
7. Supply-side economies of scale --
8. Demand-side economies of scale --
9. Standards --
10. Systems effects --
11. Computer mediated transactions --
12. Summary --
pt. II. Intellectual property, competition, and information technology --
13. Introduction --
14. Patents, trade secrets, and copyrights --
15. Differentiation of products and prices --
16. Switching costs and lock-in --
17. Standards and patents.
Series Title: Raffaele Mattioli lectures.
Responsibility: Hal R. Varian, Joseph Farrell, Carl Shapiro.
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An introduction for undergraduate and graduate students in economics, business strategy, law and related areas, this work is a concise and accessible review of some of the important economic factors affecting information technology industries.

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