Essays on digital markets

Doan, Thanh (2021) Essays on digital markets. Doctoral thesis, University of East Anglia.

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This thesis consists of five essays that relate to digital platforms/markets. The first essay provides a literature survey on digital platform competition and relevant competition policy. The second and the third essays study the indirect effect of software/application quality on hardware/tablet demand in the asymmetric competition between the closed platform (Apple iOS) and the open platform (Google Android), and analyze the effects of possible policies by platforms/regulators. While the second essay develops a theoretical model to set up the predictions, the third essay tests these predictions empirically using product-level data on tablet PCs and applications in five European countries. In a similar context of a closed platform versus an open platform, the fourth essay investigates the trade-off between quality and variety that platforms face when choosing the software quality standard. Finally, the fifth essay examines the merger strategies and evaluates the ex-post effects of mergers and acquisitions on innovation measured by patents in the cloud computing market.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Depositing User: Chris White
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2021 09:34
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 09:34


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