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Market Evolution : Competition and Cooperation - Arjen van Witteloostuijn

Market Evolution

Competition and Cooperation

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1995
ISBN: 9780792333500
Number Of Pages: 358

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Market Evolution: Competition and Cooperation is a selection of papers presented at the recent meeting of the European Association of Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). The volume brings together twenty high-quality papers reflecting frontier research in modern industrial organization. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of increasing theoretical, empirical and policy issues, including analyses of the nature of the firm, product differentiation, research and development, strategic alliances, information sharing in the banking sector, exchange rate pass-through in international competition, labor unionization and product rivalry, buyer-supplier bargaining, multimarket competition and related entry, entry and exit processes, multinational enterprises in the Third World, European integration and the restructuring of Eastern Europe. From a theoretical perspective, many chapters apply game theory to the analysis of firm behaviors and market competition. Moreover, a large number of the studies contain a significant empirical part, mainly by employing econometric techniques, to test the hypotheses derived from modern industrial organization theories. Data from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the European Union are presented and analyzed.

The Study of Competition and Cooperationp. 1
On the Nature of the Firmp. 11
The Maximization Assumption, Profit Maximization and Not-for-Profit Hospitalsp. 39
Should Cooperative RandD Be Subsidized?: An Empirical Analysisp. 53
Firm Size and Efficiency in RandD Spendingp. 69
Commitment by Delegation: What is "Strategic" about Strategic Alliances?p. 87
The Principle of Minimum Differentiation Revisited: Cournot versus Bertrandp. 101
Credit Market Structure and Information-Sharing Mechanismsp. 129
Product Differentiation, Market Structure and Exchange Rate Passthroughp. 147
Imperfect Product Competition and the Capital-Labor Ratio of a Unionized Firm: Some Theory and Evidence from Belgian Manufacturing Firmsp. 163
Buyer-Supplier Bargaining and Intra-Industry Competitionp. 183
Capacity as a Commitment Instrument in Multi-Market Competitionp. 197
Extended Rivalry and Competitive Advantage in the New Small Firmp. 229
The Post-Entry Performance of New Firmsp. 245
Profitability and Number of Firms: Their Dynamic Interaction in Dutch Retailingp. 257
Sunk Costs and the Dynamics of Entry in Portuguese Manufacturingp. 267
Determinants of New Firm Formation in West German Regions 1986-1989: An Empirical Analysisp. 285
Problems of Restructuring in Eastern Europep. 303
Principles of Economic Policy in the Common Marketp. 317
Output Tradability and the Regulation of a Multinational Firmp. 333
Authors Indexp. 347
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ISBN: 9780792333500
ISBN-10: 0792333500
Series: STUDIES IN INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 358
Published: 31st January 1995
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.82

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