Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Monday, August 6, 2018

Supply chain innovations and partial ownership

Hunold, Matthias and Shekhar, Shiva explore Supply chain innovations and partial ownership.

ABSTRACT: We show that competing downstream firms may rather invest in their inefficient inhouse production than help improve the technology of the efficient supplier, even if this is costless. Even worse, a downstream firm can have strong incentives to decrease the efficiency of the supplier in order to improve its outside options. We demonstrate that non-controlling partial backward ownership can align the incentives of the supplier and its customers with respect to supply chain innovations.

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/2018/08/supply-chain-innovations-and-partial-ownership.html

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