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This paper looks into the effects of information transparency on market participants in an online trading environment. We study these effects in business-to-business (B2B) electronic markets with firms competing in both upstream and downstream industries. The prior literature generally assumes that either the downstream firm (buyer) or the upstream firm(More)
O pen-source software poses a serious challenge to proprietary software vendors. " Lock in customers " seems a tempting strategy for proprietary software vendors, who attempt to lock in customers by creating switching costs. This paper examines whether such a lock-in strategy will indeed benefit proprietary software vendors facing competition from(More)
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