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Article: A general equilibrium analysis of software development: Implications of copyright protection and contract enforcement

TitleA general equilibrium analysis of software development: Implications of copyright protection and contract enforcement
Authors
KeywordsContract
Contract Enforcement
Copyright Protection
Organization
Outsourcing
Piracy
Software
Vertical Integration
Issue Date2006
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/eer
Citation
European Economic Review, 2006, v. 50 n. 7, p. 1661-1682 How to Cite?
AbstractWe develop a general equilibrium model to study the implications of a legal environment on the organization of software production. We show that contract enforcement determines the organizational mode (i.e., in-house versus outsourcing) of customized software development while copyright protection affects both packaged software as well as customized software development. We obtain some testable results: when copyright protection is weak, only customized software will be developed; when copyright protection is strong, both customized software and packaged software will be developed; environment changes in one software market affect the equilibrium in the other software market. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177737
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.095
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.712
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dc.contributor.authorQiu, LDen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-12-19T09:39:45Z-
dc.date.available2012-12-19T09:39:45Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Economic Review, 2006, v. 50 n. 7, p. 1661-1682en_US
dc.identifier.issn0014-2921en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177737-
dc.description.abstractWe develop a general equilibrium model to study the implications of a legal environment on the organization of software production. We show that contract enforcement determines the organizational mode (i.e., in-house versus outsourcing) of customized software development while copyright protection affects both packaged software as well as customized software development. We obtain some testable results: when copyright protection is weak, only customized software will be developed; when copyright protection is strong, both customized software and packaged software will be developed; environment changes in one software market affect the equilibrium in the other software market. © 2005 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/eeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Economic Reviewen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectContracten_US
dc.subjectContract Enforcementen_US
dc.subjectCopyright Protectionen_US
dc.subjectOrganizationen_US
dc.subjectOutsourcingen_US
dc.subjectPiracyen_US
dc.subjectSoftwareen_US
dc.subjectVertical Integrationen_US
dc.titleA general equilibrium analysis of software development: Implications of copyright protection and contract enforcementen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailQiu, LD: larryqiu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityQiu, LD=rp01093en_US
dc.description.naturepostprinten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.euroecorev.2005.06.005en_US
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dc.identifier.volume50en_US
dc.identifier.issue7en_US
dc.identifier.spage1661en_US
dc.identifier.epage1682en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000240909500002-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlandsen_US
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