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Modeling Network Decisions under Uncertainty: Countervailing Externalities and Embedded Options

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Modeling Network Decisions under Uncertainty: Countervailing Externalities and Embedded Options
The analysis of externalities in technology-based networks continues to be of significant managerial importance in e-commerce and traditional IS operations. Competitive strategy, economics and IS researchers share this interest, and have been exploring technology adoption, development and product launch contexts where understanding the issues is critical. We examine three levels of analysis in which positive demand-side and negative congestion externalities act as countervailing drivers of business value: the market or economy level, the business process or firm level, and the individual or product level. We develop game-theoretic deterministic expected-value models to analyze countervailing network externalities, and illustrate their application in several real world settings. We further illustrate how managerial decision-making can be enriched using real options analysis in contexts involving dynamic countervailing externalities.
Robert J. Kauffman, Ajay Kumar
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where HICSS
Authors Robert J. Kauffman, Ajay Kumar
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