Deck, Cary, and Nisvan Erkal. "An experimental analysis of dynamic incentives to share knowledge." Economic Inquiry 51.2 (2013): 1622-1639.
Type: Non-experimental study
Knowledge user level addressed by the literature: Individual, Organizations, Sectors.
Experience level of reader: Fundamental
KU Groups: Policy makers, Clinicians, Brokers, Manufacturers, Developers, Intermediaries, and Researchers.
Setting(s) to which the reported activities/findings are relevant: Federal Lab, Large business, Small business, University.
Format: Peer-reviewed journal article
Annotation: This paper is the result of research experiments on joint research ventures. It continues the experimental research begun by Erkkal and Minehart in “Optimal Sharing Strategies in Dynamic Games of Research and Development” (2008). The study tests and proves a theory that cooperation between businesses stagnates as discovery progresses and the outcome becomes more lucrative.
This article uses the Commercial Devices and Services version of the NtK Model
Knowing why firms may be reluctant to share knowledge is important for effectively encouraging cooperation.
Occurrence of finding within the model: NtK 2.2, 2.3
Firms undergoing R&D do so incrementally, and firms competing for the same market monopoly decide at each phase whether or not to continue based on information about the success or failure of the competition.
Occurrence of finding within the model: NtK 1.5, 3.9, 4.13