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Co-Opting Innovative Tech: A Bibliography

My sources for the article "Big Tech's inside job." If you want one and hit a paywall, send me a note and I'll see what I can do.

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Coyle, John F., and Gregg D. Polsky. “Acqui-Hiring.” Duke Law Journal, vol. 63, no. 2, Nov. 2013, pp. 281–346,


Cunningham, Colleen, et al. “Killer Acquisitions.” Journal of Political Economy, vol. 129, no. 3, Mar. 2021, pp. 649–702,


Donovan, Peter A. “Antitrust Considerations in the Organization and Operation of American Business Abroad.” Boston College Industrial and Commerical Law Review, vol. IX, no. 2, 1968, pp. 240–353,


Ederer, Florian, and Bruno Pellegrino. “The Great Startup Sellout and the Rise of Oligopoly.” AEA Papers & Proceedings, vol. 113, May 2023, pp. 274–78,


Federico, Giulio, et al. “Antitrust and Innovation: Welcoming and Protecting Disruption.” Innovation Policy and the Economy, vol. 20, Dec. 2020, pp. 125–90,


Gilbert, Richard J. “Antitrust Reform: An Economic Perspective.” Annual Review of Economics, vol. 15, 2023, pp. 151–75,


---. “Antitrust for Patent Pools: A Century of Policy Evolution.” Stanford Technology Law Review, vol. 3, 2004, pp. 1–112.


Hemphill, C. Scott, and Tim Wu. “Nascent Competitors.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 2020,


Lemley, Mark A. “Free the Market: How We Can Save Capitalism from the Capitalists.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 2024,


Lemley, Mark A., and Matthew Wansley. “Coopting Disruption.” SSRN Electronic Journal, 2024,


Prado, Tiago S., and Johannes M. Bauer. “Big Tech Platform Acquisitions of Start-Ups and Venture Capital Funding for Innovation.” Information Economics and Policy, vol. 59, June 2022, p. 100973,


Rogers, Adam. “It’s Official: Silicon Valley’s Entire Business Model Is a Scam.” Insider, 18 July 2023,


Wansley, Matthew, and Samuel Weinstein. “Venture Predation.” SSRN Electronic Journal, May 2023,

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