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dc.contributor.authorOehmke, James F.eng
dc.contributor.authorPray, Carl E. (Carl Esek)eng
dc.contributor.authorNaseem, Anwareng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2005eng
dc.description.abstractThis paper provides some insights into the impacts of firm concentration on research output by analyzing data on research output in the form of United States patents and field trials by private firms and merger activity over the last fourteen years (1987-2001). In recent antitrust cases and rulings, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is more frequently assessing the impacts of mergers on the basis of innovation competition as well as product market competition. Results of Herfindahl-Hirshfield Index and Four-Firm Concentration Ratio analyses show that there is evidence of firm concentration in innovation markets. Analysis of new firm entry and mobility in innovation market share confirm this diagnosis. Given what appears to be the beginning of a trend towards negative impacts on innovation and competition, the FTC should monitor field trials, patents, and deregulations, as well as other measures of research activity and output and prices, for signs that industry concentration is having an adverse effect on research and development activities.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical referenceseng
dc.identifier.citationAgBioForum, 8(2&3): 89-99.eng
dc.identifier.issn1522-936Xeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/111
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherAgBioForumeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionAgBioForum, vol. 8, no. 2 & 3 (2005)eng
dc.rightsOpenAccess.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/eng
dc.source.urihttp://www.agbioforum.missouri.edu/eng
dc.subjectmergerseng
dc.subjectinnovation marketeng
dc.subjectacquisitionseng
dc.subjectpatentseng
dc.subjectconcentrationeng
dc.subject.lcshPlant biotechnology industry -- Mergerseng
dc.subject.lcshConsolidation and merger of corporationseng
dc.subject.lcshAgricultural biotechnology -- Technological innovationseng
dc.titleAn Innovation Market Approach to Analyzing Impacts of Mergers and Acquisitions in the Plant Biotechnology Industryeng
dc.typeArticleeng


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