Welfare aspects of industrial markets by Roger Sherman (auth.), A. P. Jacquemin, H. W. de Jong (eds.)

By Roger Sherman (auth.), A. P. Jacquemin, H. W. de Jong (eds.)

The current quantity of essays on commercial association, that are in line with meetings held at Nijenrode and Brussels, differs significantly from its predecessor. much more than within the first quantity the essays show the large scope of business association research. along with the conventional themes comparable to economies of scale, monopoly and pageant coverage, there are essays on method, on stagflation, and at the courting among commercial struc­ ture and foreign alternate and alternate rules. The latter subject matters are of starting to be significance. the difficulty of restructuring industries and the query of no matter if unfastened alternate or a few degree of security is extra applicable are issues of accelerating relevance this day (and will doubtless remain in years to come as well). the matter of chronic inflation which different essays handle can be of significant main issue. except being large in scope and venturing into new fields, this quantity can be debatable. Its valuable function is a debate approximately welfare facets. the following, greater than in natural research, economists are inclined to entertain varied issues of view. one of many members within the Nijenrode convention, Professor John Blair, who died in December 1976 and whom we honour as having been an energetic promoter of this type of assembly, wrote to the editors presently sooner than his loss of life to claim that the 1st quantity had succeeded rather well in acquainting the reader with the result of empirical investigations, significantly on tendencies and degrees of concentration.

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The time-path of each firm's market share and profitability is influenced by the firm's preferences and its nL1M possibility frontier. Each firm's conditions may differ from the others'. (ii) Origins of dominant positions Dominant-firm positions arise from a number of different causes. Chance, personality and historical accident are often important. 3 There are two standard parts to the processes which create dominant firms. One is by industry growth: an industry is born with one firm holding a patent or other device, which helps that firm stay on top as the industry grows.

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The time-path of each firm's market share and profitability is influenced by the firm's preferences and its nL1M possibility frontier. Each firm's conditions may differ from the others'. (ii) Origins of dominant positions Dominant-firm positions arise from a number of different causes. Chance, personality and historical accident are often important. 3 There are two standard parts to the processes which create dominant firms. One is by industry growth: an industry is born with one firm holding a patent or other device, which helps that firm stay on top as the industry grows.

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