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Industrial organization: competition, strategy, policy

Author: Lipczynski, John ; Wilson, John O. S. ; Goddard, JohnPublisher: Financial Times, 2009. ; Prentice Hall, 2009.Edition: 3rd ed.Language: EnglishDescription: 757 p. : Graphs ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780273710387Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index and glossary
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Industrial Organization Competition, Strategy, Policy Contents Preface Acknowledgements xxiii xxvii Part I: Theoretical Foundations 1 Industrial. organization: an introduction 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Static and dynamic views of competition 1.3 The structure-conduct-performance paradigm 1.4 Strategic management: a short diversion Discussion questions Further reading 3 3 4 6 18 21 22 2 Production, costs, demand and profit maximization 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Production and costs 2.3 Demand, revenue, elasticity and profit maximization 2.4 Summary Discussion questions 23 24 24 40 50 51 3 The neoclassical theory of the firm 3.1 Introduction 3.2 The neoclassical theory of the firm: historical development 3.3 Theory of perfect competition and monopoly 3.4 Efficiency and welfare properties of perfect competition and monopoly 53 53 54 56 62 3.5 Theory of monopolistic competition 3.6 Summary Discussion questions 67 70 71 4 Managerial and behavioural theories of the firm 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Critique of the neoclassical theory of the firm 4.3 Separation of ownership from control: managerial theories of the firm 4.4 The behavioural theory of the firm 4.5 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 72 72 73 76 87 89 90 90 5 Transaction costs, agency and resource-based theories of the firm 5.1 Introduction 5.2 The Coasian firm 5.3 Transaction costs and the theory of the firm 5.4 Agency theory 5.5 Property rights and the theory of the firm 5.6 The resource-based theory of the firm 5.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 91 91 92 96 100 103 104 108 110 110 Part II: Structural Analysis of Industry 6 Oligopoly: non-collusive models 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Interdependence, conjectural variation, independent action and collusion 6.3 Models of output determination in duopoly 6.4 Models of price determination in duopoly 6.5 The kinked demand curve and models of price leadership 6.6 Game theory 6.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 113 114 115 i16 128 132 137 153 154 155 7 Oligopoly: collusive models 7.1 Introduction 7.2 Collusive action and collusive forms 7.3 Collusive institutions 7.4 Profit-maximizing models of price and output determination for a cartel 7.5 Other motives for collusion 7.6 Factors conducive to cartel formation 7.7 Influences on cartel stability 7.8 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 156 156 157 159 163 166 169 175 184 186 186 8 Concentration: measurement and trends 8.1 Introduction 8.2 Market and industry definition 8.3 Official schemes for industry classification 8.4 Measures of seller concentration 8.5 Interpretation of concentration measures 8.6 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 187 187 188 191 195 211 212 213 213 9 Determinants of seller concentration 9.1 Introduction 9.2 Seller concentration: systematic determinants 9.3 The random growth hypothesis 9.4 Trends in concentration and the location of industry 9.5 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 214 214 215 222 231 247 249 250 10 Barriers to entry 10.1 Introduction 10.2 Types of barrier to entry 10.3 Entry-deterring strategies 10.4 Signalling commitment 10.5 Potential entry and contestability 10.6 Entry and industry evolution 10.7 Empirical evidence on entry 10.8 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 251 251 253 262 268 272 274 275 279 280 281 11 Market structure, firm strategy and performance 11.1 Introduction 11.2 Empirical tests of the SCP paradigm 11.3 Strategic groups 11.4 Sources of variation in profitability: industry, corporate and business unit effects 11.5 The new empirical industrial organization (NEIO) 11.6 The persistence of profit 11.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 282 282 283 289 291 298 305 310 311 312 Part III: Analysis of Firm Strategy 12 Pricing 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Cost plus pricing 12.3 Price discrimination 12.4 Peak-load pricing 12.5 Transfer pricing 12.6 Price dispersion 12.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 315 315 316 321 337 340 348 350 352 353 13 Auctions 13.1 Introduction 13.2 Auction formats and models of bidders' valuations 13.3 The pure common value model and the winner's curse 13.4 Optimal bidding strategies and revenue equivalence in the independent private values model 13.5 Extensions and additional topics in auction theory 13.6 Empirical evidence 13.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 354 354 356 357 361 368 373 380 381 382 14 Product differentiation 14.1 Introduction 14.2 Types of product differentiation 383 383 384 14.3 Monopolistic competition revisited: the socially optimal amount of product differentiation 14.4 Lancaster's product characteristics model 14.5 Hotelling's location model 14.6 Salop's location model 14.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 388 390 394 409 412 414 415 15 Advertising 15.1 Introduction 15.2 Determinants of advertising expenditure 15.3 Advertising and product characteristics 15.4 Advertising and profit maximization 15.5 Advertising as a barrier to entry 15.6 Advertising, information search and quality signalling 15.7 Is there too much advertising? 15.8 Empirical evidence 15.9 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 416 416 419 429 431 436 438 442 445 452 453 454 16 Research and development 16.1 Introduction 16.2 Market structure, firm size and the pace of technological change 16.3 Investment in research and development 16.4 Diffusion 16.5 Patents 16.6 Empirical evidence 16.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 455 455 456 471 476 485 490 495 497 498 17 Horizontal mergers and strategic alliances 17.1 Introduction 17.2 Profit-maximizing motives for horizontal mergers 17.3 Non-profit maximizing motives for horizontal mergers 17.4 Merger waves 17.5 Strategic alliances 17.6 Horizontal mergers: some empirical evidence 17.7 Summary 499 499 501 506 511 513 514 517 Discussion questions Further reading 518 519 18 Vertical integration 18.1 Introduction 18.2 Motives for vertical integration: enhancement of market power 18.3 Motives for vertical integration: cost savings 18.4 Vertical disintegration 18.5 Empirical evidence on vertical integration 18.6 Agency and vertical relationships 18.7 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 520 520 521 528 537 538 540 546 547 548 19 Vertical. restraints 19.1 Introduction 19.2 Motives for vertical restraints 19.3 Forms of vertical restraint 19.4 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 549 549 550 553 565 565 566 20 Diversification 20.1 Introduction 20.2 Types of diversification 20.3 Motives for diversification 20.4 Corporate focus and deconglomeration 20.5 Empirical evidence 20.6 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 567 567 568 570 580 583 587 589 590 Part IV: Analysis of Public Policy 21 Competition policy 21.1 Introduction 21.2 Competition policy: theoretical framework 21.3 Elements of competition policy 21.4 Implementation of competition policy 21.5 Summary 593 593 594 601 603 620 Discussion questions Further reading 622 622 22 Regulation 22.1 Introduction 22.2 The problem of natural monopoly 22.3 Nationalization 22.4 Privatization 22.5 Forms of regulation 22.6 Regulation of UK privatized industries 22.7 Evaluation of regulation and deregulation 22.8 Franchising and competitive tendering 22.9 Summary Discussion questions Further reading 623 623 624 628 629 636 642 650 653 657 659 660 Appendices: Analytical Tools Appendix 1 Mathematical methods Appendix 2 Econometric methods Glossary References Index 665 687 697 707 743

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