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Rotman research on video games wins best paper award

November 18, 2010

TORONTO, ON – A research paper co-authored by two pro­fes­sors at the Rot­man School of Man­age­ment at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to was select­ed as the “Best Paper in Com­pe­ti­tion Eco­nom­ics pub­lished in 2010” by the Asso­ci­a­tion of Com­pe­ti­tion Eco­nom­ics (ACE).

“Soft­ware exclu­siv­i­ty and the scope of indi­rect net­work effects in the US video game mar­ket” was writ­ten by Mara Led­er­man, an assis­tant pro­fes­sor of strate­gic man­age­ment and Ken­neth Corts, a pro­fes­sor of busi­ness eco­nom­ics and Asso­ciate Dean, Under­grad­u­ate Edu­ca­tion, at the Rot­man School. The paper says that a recent rise in the preva­lence of nonex­clu­sive video games has dimin­ished indi­rect net­work effects and reduced the ten­den­cy of the US home video game mar­ket to be dom­i­nat­ed by sin­gle firm. It was pub­lished in the Inter­na­tion­al Jour­nal of Indus­tri­al Orga­ni­za­tion.

The award was announced at the annu­al con­fer­ence of the Asso­ci­a­tion of Com­pe­ti­tion Eco­nom­ics held in Nor­wich, UK on Novem­ber 11. ACE brings togeth­er those work­ing on the eco­nom­ics of com­pe­ti­tion in gov­ern­ment, acad­e­mia and the pri­vate sec­tor and pro­vides a forum for dis­cus­sion and debate of both issues and cas­es. It is based in Europe and is open to all those inter­est­ed in the eco­nom­ics of com­pe­ti­tion

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