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Product Entry in a Fast Growing Industry: The LAN Switch Market

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We provide empirical evidence on market positioning by firms, in terms of market niche, distance from technological frontier and dispersion. We focus on the switch industry, a sub-market of the Local Area Network industry, in the nineties. Market positioning is a function of the type of firms (incumbents versus entrants), market size and contestability as well as firm competencies. We find that incumbents specialize in high-end segments and disperse their product in a larger spectrum of the market. Instead, entrants focus on specific market niches. Market size, market contestability and firm competencies are also important determinants of product location.

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hal-03417180 , version 1 (05-11-2021)

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Roberto Fontana, Lionel Nesta. Product Entry in a Fast Growing Industry: The LAN Switch Market. Journal of Evolutionary Economics, 2006, 16 (1-2), pp.45 - 64. ⟨10.1007/978-3-540-49465-2_6⟩. ⟨hal-03417180⟩

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