Three Essays on the Economics of Information Technology Innovation

by Qu, Zhe

Abstract (Summary)
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.
Bibliographical Information:

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

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