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Industrial organization : competition, strategy, policy

Author: John Lipczynski; John O S Wilson; John A Goddard
Publisher: Harlow, England ; New York : Pearson, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Lipczynski; John O S Wilson; John A Goddard
ISBN: 9780273770411 0273770411 027377042X 9780273770428
OCLC Number: 815044183
Description: xxxi, 836 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. 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 --
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 --
Further reading --
3.The neoclassical theory of the firm --
3.1.Introduction --
3.2.The neoclassical theory of the firm: historical development --
3.3.Theories of perfect competition and monopoly --
3.4.Efficiency and welfare properties of perfect competition and monopoly --
3.5.Theory of monopolistic competition --
3.6.Summary --
Discussion questions --
4.Managerial and behavioural theories of the firm --
4.1.Introduction Note continued: 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 --
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 --
6.Corporate governance --
6.1.Introduction --
6.2.Agency problems and the need for corporate governance --
6.3.Instruments of corporate governance --
6.4.Corporate governance codes of practice --
6.5.Corporate governance: implementation and empirical evidence --
6.6.Business ethics --
6.7.Corporate social responsibility --
6.8.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading Note continued: pt. II Structural Analysis of Industry --
7.Oligopoly: non-collusive models --
7.1.Introduction --
7.2.Interdependence, conjectural variation, independent action and collusion --
7.3.Models of output determination in duopoly --
7.4.Models of price determination in duopoly --
7.5.The kinked demand curve and models of price leadership --
7.6.Game theory --
7.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
8.Oligopoly: collusive models --
8.1.Introduction --
8.2.Collusive action and collusive forms --
8.3.Collusive institutions --
8.4.Profit-maximizing models of price and output determination for a cartel --
8.5.Other motives for collusion --
8.6.Factors conducive to cartel formation --
8.7.Influences on cartel stability --
8.8.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
9.Concentration: measurement and trends --
9.1.Introduction --
9.2.Market and industry definition --
9.3.Official schemes for industry' classification Note continued: 9.4.Measures of seller concentration --
9.5.Interpretation of concentration measures --
9.6.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
10.Determinants of seller concentration --
10.1.Introduction --
10.2.Seller concentration: systematic determinants --
10.3.The random growth hypothesis --
10.4.Trends in concentration and the location of industry --
10.5.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
11.Barriers to entry --
11.1.Introduction --
11.2.Types of barrier to entry --
11.3.Entry-deterring strategies --
11.4.Signalling commitment --
11.5.Potential entry and contestability --
11.6.Entry and industry evolution --
11.7.Empirical evidence on entry --
11.8.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
12.Market structure, firm strategy and performance --
12.1.Introduction --
12.2.Empirical tests of the SCP paradigm --
12.3.Strategic groups Note continued: 12.4.Sources of variation in profitability: industry, corporate and business unit effects --
12.5.The new empirical industrial organization (NEIO) --
12.6.The persistence of profit --
12.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
pt. III Analysis of Firm Strategy --
13.Pricing --
13.1.Introduction --
13.2.Cost plus pricing --
13.3.Price discrimination --
13.4.Peak-load pricing --
13.5.Transfer pricing --
13.6.Price dispersion --
13.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
14.Auctions --
14.1.Introduction --
14.2.Auction formats and models of bidders' valuations --
14.3.The pure common value model and the winner's curse --
14.4.Optimal bidding strategies and revenue equivalence in the independent private values model --
14.5.Extensions and additional topics in auction theory --
14.6.Empirical evidence --
14.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
15.Product differentiation --
15.1.Introduction Note continued: 15.2.Types of product differentiation --
15.3.Monopolistic competition revisited: the socially optimal amount of product differentiation --
15.4.Lancaster's product characteristics model --
15.5.Hotelling's location model --
15.6.Salop's location model --
15.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
16.Advertising --
16.1.Introduction --
16.2.Determinants of advertising expenditure --
16.3.Advertising and product characteristics --
16.4.Advertising and profit maximization --
16.5.Advertising as a barrier to entry --
16.6.Advertising, information search and quality signalling --
16.7.Is there too much advertising? --
16.8.Empirical evidence --
16.9.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
17.Research and development --
17.1.Introduction --
17.2.Market structure, firm size and the pace of technological change --
17.3.Investment in research and development --
17.4.Diffusion --
17.5.Patents --
17.6.Empirical evidence Note continued: 17.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
18.Horizontal mergers and strategic alliances --
18.1.Introduction --
18.2.Profit-maximizing motives for horizontal mergers --
18.3.Non-profit-maximizing motives for horizontal mergers --
18.4.Merger waves --
18.5.Strategic alliances --
18.6.Horizontal mergers: some empirical evidence --
18.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
19.Vertical integration --
19.1.Introduction --
19.2.Motives for vertical integration: enhancement of market power --
19.3.Motives for vertical integration: cost savings --
19.4.Vertical disintegration --
19.5.Empirical evidence on vertical integration --
19.6.Agency and vertical relationships --
19.7.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
20.Vertical restraints --
20.1.Introduction --
20.2.Motives for vertical restraints --
20.3.Forms of vertical restraint --
20.4.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading Note continued: 21.Network goods and services --
21.1.Introduction --
21.2.Demand for a network product or service --
21.3.Market equilibrium price and quantity for a network good or service: perfect competition and monopoly --
21.4.Market equilibrium price and quantity for a network good or service: duopoly --
21.5.Forms of competition over standardization and compatibility --
21.6.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
22.Diversification --
22.1.Introduction --
22.2.Types of diversification --
22.3.Motives for diversification --
22.4.Corporate focus and deconglomeration --
22.5.Empirical evidence --
22.6.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
pt. IV Analysis of Public Policy --
23.Competition policy --
23.1.Introduction --
23.2.Competition policy: theoretical framework --
23.3.Elements of competition policy --
23.4.Implementation of competition policy --
23.5.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
24.Regulation Note continued: 24.1.Introduction --
24.2.The problem of natural monopoly --
24.3.Nationalization --
24.4.Privatization --
24.5.Forms of regulation --
24.6.Regulation of UK privatized industries --
24.7.Regulation of the banking industry --
24.8.Evaluation of regulation and deregulation --
24.9.Franchising and competitive tendering --
24.10.Summary --
Discussion questions --
Further reading --
Appendix: Analytical Tools --
Appendix 1 Mathematical methods --
Appendix 2 Econometric methods.
Responsibility: John Lipczynski, John O.S. Wilson and John Goddard.

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