© 1994

Applied Industrial Organization

Towards A Theory Based Empirical Industrial Organization

  • Karl Aiginger
  • Jorg Finsinger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Karl Aiginger, Jörg Finsinger
      Pages 1-11
  3. The Role of Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Gernot Hutschenreiter, Hannes Leo
      Pages 51-61
  4. The Evolution of Markets and Firms

  5. Determinants of Performance

About this book


Applied Industrial Organization offers a perspective on the richness of empirical industrial organization studies. Some papers derive empirical implications from theoretical models, but other papers start from empirical evidence and construct a theory. Three major topics are explored: the role of innovation, the evolution of market structure and firms, and the determinations of performance. As the central force of market economies, innovation is the essence of competition and results in changes to market structures. Other forces driving the evolution of markets and firms are also analyzed. Finally, the determinants of profitability are investigated. In particular, characteristics such as price flexibility, successful lenders and monopoly regulation are examined.
Contributors include F.M. Scherer, Paul Geroski, John Hey, David Audretsch, Manfred Neumann, among others.


competition growth industrial organization labour Monopol organization organizations productivity regulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Karl Aiginger
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jorg Finsinger
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Economic ResearchUniversity of LinzViennaAustria
  2. 2.Business Economics InstituteUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Applied Industrial Organization
  • Book Subtitle Towards A Theory Based Empirical Industrial Organization
  • Editors Karl Aiginger
    Jörg Finsinger
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-3050-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-4452-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-6395-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 250
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Industrial Organization
    Economic Growth
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