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“The Role of Switching Costs in the Markets for PC Operating Systems, Online Search, Internet Access and Mobile Service: Implications for Australian Competition and Consumer Protection Policy”
Melbourne University Business School (2012)
  • Robert G Harris, University of California - Berkeley
Abstract

This paper addresses the role of switching costs in computing, communications and information technologies. Switching costs (and closely related network effects) play an increasingly important role in competitive analysis and competition policy. This paper considers the interplay of switching costs and the emergence of the digital, online economy, and examines the implications of switching costs for competition and competition policies in Australia.

Keywords
  • antitrust,
  • Australian competition policy,
  • switching costs
Publication Date
December 28, 2012
Citation Information
Robert G Harris. "“The Role of Switching Costs in the Markets for PC Operating Systems, Online Search, Internet Access and Mobile Service: Implications for Australian Competition and Consumer Protection Policy”" Melbourne University Business School (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/robert_g_harris/5/