Communications Project

Document Type:Master's Thesis
Name:Robert John McCahill
Title:A Hedonic Study of Prepackaged Software
Degree:Master of Arts
Committee Chair: Nancy Wentzler
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Keywords:hedonics, prices, spreadsheet, word processing, characteristics
Date of defense:May 22, 1997
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This study verifies previous econometric research which found that spreadsheet prices, when adjusted for quality improvement, decline over the period 1986-1993. New econometric work is presented for prepackaged word processing software. Using objective criteria for variable selection, the model yields declining quality-adjusted prices for word processing software over the period 1985-1994.

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