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dc.contributor.advisorTrindade, Vitor (Vitor M.)eng
dc.contributor.advisorWang, X. H. (X. Henry), 1962-eng
dc.contributor.authorWon, Seoung Jouneng
dc.date.issued2010eng
dc.date.submitted2010 Springeng
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on June 9, 2010).eng
dc.descriptionDissertation advisor: Dr. X. H. Wang and Dr. Vitor Trindade.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionPh. D. University of Missouri--Columbia 2010.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT REQUEST OF AUTHOR.] This dissertation investigates network effects and the strategic reactions of firms in international markets. In particular, the reason of cross-country differences in software piracy rate and the strategic reaction of software producers are theoretically and empirically investigated. Five independent but interrelated research topics are included. First, income effect on critical mass and sustainable prices in the presence of network effects is studied theoretically. Second, how piracy changes critical mass and sustainable prices is investigated. Third, the existence of the direct income effect on the software piracy rate is empirically tested. Fourth, the nonlinear income inequality effect on software piracy is examined empirically. Fifth, the indirect network of the Internet effect on the software piracy rate is investigated theoretically. Our results imply that software producers can use online service as a piracy controlling tool. The findings of this dissertation are expected to contribute to understanding global emerging markets in the presence of network effects and synergistic effects between online services and brick-and-mortar businesses.eng
dc.description.bibrefIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.format.extentix, 155 pageseng
dc.identifier.merlinb77879338eng
dc.identifier.oclc662494322eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/8431
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/8431eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia.eng
dc.rights.licenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 License.
dc.subject.lcshSoftware piracyeng
dc.subject.lcshInternational economic integrationeng
dc.subject.lcshInternational business enterpriseseng
dc.subject.lcshCompetition, Internationaleng
dc.titleNetwork goods, piracy, and firm strategies in the global economyeng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomics (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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