Competition and privacy in online markets:Evidence from the mobile app industry

Kesler, Reinhold, Kummer, Michael E. and Schulte, Patrick (2020) Competition and privacy in online markets:Evidence from the mobile app industry. In: 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2020: Understanding the Inclusive Organization, AoM 2020, 2020-08-07 - 2020-08-11.

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Several major countries are planning profound regulatory changes to address growing concerns related to market power and data collection in digital markets. We construct a panel data set that allows us to observe data collection by more than 1.5 million mobile applications over two years. We use a novel network-based approach to define several thousand submarkets on Google's Play Store and characterize apps' competitive environments. We are the first to document a robust positive relationship between market concentration and data collection. Our results inform the ongoing policy debate about privacy and competition between antitrust authorities, policymakers, and the public.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: management information systems,management of technology and innovation,industrial relations,sdg 9 - industry, innovation, and infrastructure ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1400/1404
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Competition Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Industrial Economics
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Applied Econometrics And Finance
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 18 May 2021 23:41
Last Modified: 14 May 2023 01:14
DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2020.203

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