Market Dominance How Firms Gain, Hold, or Lose It and the Impact on Economic Performance
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Economic theorizing suggests that firms can acquire and maintain market dominance in a number of ways. Some economists argue that firms attain dominance only by being relatively more efficient than their rivals and retain leadership only by staying more efficient than their rivals. Others argue that efficiency is not the only source of dominance and that leaders can retain preeminence even if they are inefficient. This book attempts to sort out the relevant points by exploring market dominance experienced by firms in ten different industries. It examines factors that led to acquiring, holding and in some cases losing dominance and asks whether those factors were consistent with economic…
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 5/26/1998
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
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