Technological change in the presence of network externalities = 네트워크 외부성 하의 기술 변화

In the presence of network externalities, some argued that a technology that gets introduced earlier than others tends to stay ahead even though it is an inferior technology. It is so-called the `lock-in`` phenomenon. On the contrary, others noted that empirical observations have shown that many new, incompatible superior technologies are in fact successfully introduced. As cases in point, RISC and Gas Turbine were successfully introduced. This discrepant `lock-in debate provides our research motivation. Why they argue contradictorily? Why do contrary phenomena appear in the real world? This thesis develops a computer simulation model to explore this pivotal theme. Our findings suggest that the difference of social network structure could be a conditioning variable. In other words, under more cliquish network, the possibility of a new entry`` survival is higher because there could exist `niche``. At the outset, RISC infiltrated into the niche of power users round universities. And then, it enlarged its installed base. Similarly, Gas Turbine initially started its evolution in niche of peak power plant. We strongly believe that niche strategy may unlock the lock-in. However, under more random network, we found that the possibility of surviving is lower.
Advisors
Lee, Je-Horesearcher이제호researcher
Publisher
한국과학기술원
Issue Date
2002
Identifier
173779/325007 / 000993594
Language
eng
Description

학위논문(석사) - 한국과학기술원 : 경영공학전공, 2002.2, [ iv, 54, [1] p. ]

Keywords

Technological Change in the Presence of Network Externalities; 네트워크 외부성 하에서 기술 변화

URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10203/53704
Link
http://library.kaist.ac.kr/search/detail/view.do?bibCtrlNo=173779&flag=t
Appears in Collection
KGSM-Theses_Master(석사논문)
Files in This Item
There are no files associated with this item.
  • Hit : 57
  • Download : 0
  • Cited 0 times in thomson ci

qr_code

  • mendeley

    citeulike


rss_1.0 rss_2.0 atom_1.0