Multimarket Contact and Organizational Design

  • Authors
  • Silke Neubauer

Part of the Beiträge zur betriebswirtschaftlichen Forschung book series (BBFDUV, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Silke Neubauer
    Pages 1-5
  3. Silke Neubauer
    Pages 43-79
  4. Silke Neubauer
    Pages 124-125
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 127-178

About this book


The influence of market structure on competition and firms' behaviour is explored in economic theory since decades. Until recently, the focus was on the structures within one single market, in which decisions of firms were taken by one single decision maker. However, due to the globalization and integration of markets and the diversification of firms a more comprehensive approach is necessary.

Silke Neubauer analyses the implications of multimarket contact and organizational devices for market strategies and market results within a game-theoretic framework. The focus is on delegation possibilities, pre-commitment and internal structures in (multi-stage) games without repetition. The impact of (dis-)economies of scope and delegation on the sustainability of multimarket collusion is analysed in the framework of an infinitely repeated game.


(Dis-)economies of scope Beiträge zur betriebswirtschaftlichen Forschung Betriebswirtschaft Collusion Gleichgewicht Interdivisional information sharing Multimarket Contact Nachhaltigkeit Strategic delegation Strategie Wirtschaft decision making welfare

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Gabler Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 2001
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8244-9063-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-663-05979-0
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