The DVD vs. DIVX Standard War: Empirical Evidence of Network Effects and Preannouncement Effects, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy
In this paper, we empirically test for network effects and preannouncement effects in the DVD market. We do this by measuring the effect of potential (incompatible) competition on a network undergoing growth. We find that there are network effects. We also find that the preannouncement of DIVX temporarily slowed down the adoption of DVD technology.
David Dranove, Neil Gandal
Dranove, David, and Neil Gandal. 2003. The DVD vs. DIVX Standard War: Empirical Evidence of Network Effects and Preannouncement Effects. Journal of Economics & Management Strategy. 12(3): 363-386.