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Product differentiation in the presence of positive and negative network effects

Ami Navon

Product differentiation in the presence of positive and negative network effects

by Ami Navon

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Published by Centre for Economic Policy Research in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementAmi Navon, Oz Shy and Jacques-François Thisse.
SeriesDiscussion paper series / Centre for Economic Policy Research -- No. 1306
ContributionsShy, Oz., Thisse, Jacques-François., Centre for Economic Policy Research.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19847688M

  Product differentiation is a marketing process that showcases the differences between products. Differentiation looks to make a product more .   In the year , I put the word "differentiation" in play, just as 20 years earlier I'd put the word "positioning" into the business language. It was the subject of a book entitled Differentiate.

Psychological differentiation is an important aspect of self-development. As Dr. Robert Firestone writes in his book The Self-Under Siege: A Therapeutic Model for Differentiation, “In order for people to live their own own lives and fulfill their destinies, they must . Marketing professionals must take into consideration a myriad of positive and negative responses when crafting a campaign. Many times, the same message produces both kinds of responses. Marketing techniques inherently carry both positive and negative characteristics that must be weighed when kicking off campaigns.

  An important concept of pricing is to create positive differentiation for your products. This means making your products better than your competitors. When you succeed at this, you get to charge a higher price than your competition. However, you must beware of negative differentiation. In economics and marketing, product differentiation (or simply differentiation) is the process of distinguishing a product or service from others, to make it more attractive to a particular target involves differentiating it from competitors' products as well as a firm's own products. The concept was proposed by Edward Chamberlin in his The Theory of Monopolistic Competition.


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Product differentiation in the presence of positive and negative network effects by Ami Navon Download PDF EPUB FB2

Negative network effects tend to lessen competition and increase prices whereas positive network effects (bandwagon effects) make competition fiercer and lead to lower prices. Negative network effects tend to lessen competition and increase prices whereas positive network effects (bandwagon effects) make competition fiercer and lead to lower prices.

Furthermore, in the duopoly case, an increase in total population may adversly affect the clients of a store despite the fact that they benefit from price cuts. We analyse the subgame perfect equilibrium of a four stage game in a model of vertical product differentiation, where the consumer's evaluation of a product depends on its inherent quality and on its network's size.

First, two firms choose their product's inherent quality. In the first case, advertising may generate a “work-spend cycle” with negative welfare effects for the consumer if the shift in intensity is strong enough and σ effect is though small (resp.

null) for σ close (resp. equal) to 1. Advertising as product differentiation has unambiguous negative welfare effects. Reversely, If the results were lower than we could say that pupils were not agree with positive network effects or agree with negative network effects. The results of second ten questions are between 2,54 and 3,29 and the whole average of the second ten questions is 2,Cited by: 6.

Location Value and Price Leadership in a Product Differentiation Model. Product Differentiation in the Presence of Positive and Negative Network Effects. Article. NETWORK EFFECTS welfare even though no explicit compensation accounts for this.

This is an externality, and it is positive in the sense that your welfare increases. In this chapter, we will be considering the consequences of positive externalities due to network effects File Size: KB. Product Differentiation Strategies and Impact of Factors Influencing the Differentiation Process A Case study of the Mobile Telecom Service Industry of Pakistan Author: Yaser Qayyum Graph Mobile network coverage and evolving technologies.

Source: (ITU, )Author: Yaser Qayyum. Whatever it is you’re building, or wherever you want to invest, keep in mind that network effects are going to be as dominant on emerging technologies as they were on PCs and mobile : Gigi Levy Weiss. Abstract. Network effects are a key economic and strategic phenomenon in ‘new economy’ industries.

They can, but do not necessarily, lead to market tipping, unless they outweigh customers’ benefits from differentiation and are accompanied by high switching and multi-homing costs. Network effects create the possibility for multiple equilibrium market configurations, which are.

There are few industries in modern market economies that do not manufacture differentiated products. This book provides a systematic explanation and analysis of the widespread prevalence of this important category of products.

The authors concentrate on models in which product selection is endogenous. In the first four chapters they consider models that try to predict the level of product. Disadvantages of product differentiation a) Product differentiation generally reduces the degree of competition in the market.

It does this in two ways: i. It reduces competition amongst existing firms because consumers are reluctant to substitute one product for. A product displays positive network effects when more usage of the product by any user increases the product’s value for other users (and sometimes all users).

Product differentiation occurs on two clear levels: vertical and horizontal. Vertical differentiation refers to products that fall on a scale from best to worst, highest to lowest, impacting the overall functionality of the item.

Horizontal differentiation has similar products that vary in ways that are often. increase in profit that is brought about by differentiated product or brought about as a result of product differentiation. Patronage is defined as the level at which vehicle owners buy the Effimax product instead of other products.

Differentiation is a qualitative nominal variable and therefore was measured on the nominal Size: KB. Distinctions between products in the same market based on different attributes the products hold.

This distinction can be both positive and negative. Product differentiation can be a method of competitive dominance. However if this research into the market results in altering a product to affect improvement, these changes are not the product.

Second, we study the impact of product (brand) differentiation on price, based on innovation. Our approach is in line with recent calls to study factors that determine the effects of marketing assets on financial metrics (e.g., Hans sens et al.

; Bharadway et al. ; Madden et al. Network effects, which are also called demand side economies of scale, result when a product or service becomes more valuable as a function of the more people use it. That is, the product Author: Ashwin Varma. Congestion is a negative network effect.

For the Internet example, too many users on the same network service can slow the speed of the network, decreasing the benefit for : Caroline Banton. – This paper aims to show the effect of brand equity, marketing investment and product differentiation on price in small and medium enterprises (SMEs), multinational companies (MNCs) and retailers (private labels).

Academics have been researching brand equity, return on investment and effects of product differentiation for many years, but there has been little work that has taken a Cited by:. A network effect (also called network externality or demand-side economies of scale) is the effect described in economics and business that an additional user of goods or services has on the value of that product to others.

When a network effect is present, the value of a product or service increases according to the number of others using it. The classic example is the telephone, where a.where products are applicable to several industries and may have horizontal mar-kets of substantial size.

Long-Term Implications While contemporary economic theory deals with the nature of product differ-entiation and its effects upon the opera-tion of the total economy, the alternative strategies of product differentiation and.Network effects add value to a product when more people use it.

The more people use a product with network effects, the more utility each existing user gains from it, so the less likely they are to switch to a competitor. Network effects are about retention and defensibility. Viral effects are about getting new users to use your product.