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and the participants of the CCC project for useful comments and suggestions. We thank the Italian CNR and the Sloan Foundation for research support. For an extensive review of measurement studies of computer price/performance ratios, including extensive 1 discussion of alternative definitions of " performance, " see Gordon (1989). On any definition of(More)
The Open University's repository of research publications and other research outputs Public policies and changing boundaries of firms in a " history-friendly " model of the co-evolution of the computer and semiconductor industries Journal Article (2008). Public policies and changing boundaries of firms in a " history-friendly " model of the co-evolution of(More)
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The history of a number of industries is marked by a succession of eras, associated with different dominant technologies. Within any era, industry concentration tends to grow. Particular eras are broken by the introduction of a new technology which, while initially inferior to the established one in the prominent uses, has the potential to become(More)
In this paper we present a history-friendly model of the evolution of the computer and semiconductor industries, focusing on the determinants of the changing vertical scope of computer firms. The model is " history friendly " , in that it attempts at replicating some basic, stylized qualitative features of the evolution of the two industries on the basis of(More)