Three Essays on the Economics of Information Technology Innovation
There are three essays on the economics of information technology innovation in my dissertation:
1. Procurement contracting strategies in a hierarchical supply network;
2. R&D offshoring and technology learning in emerging economies firm level evidence from the information technology industry;
3. Software design strategies in markets with open source competitors.
The first essay addresses the impact of an information technology enabled hierarchical supply structure on a firms procurement strategies.
The second essay investigates information technology hardware innovation. I examine R&D offshoring of information technology hardware firms and its impact on R&D effort of firms in host countries.
The third essay focuses on software innovation. I investigate open source software and its impact on the design of proprietary software in terms of number of features bundled in the software.
Advisor:Narasimhan, Sridhar; Thursby, Marie; Slaughter, Sandra; Zhang, Han; Li, Haizheng
School:Georgia Institute of Technology
School Location:USA - Georgia
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:06/24/2008