Market Evolution

Competition and Cooperation

  • Arjen van Witteloostuijn

Part of the Studies in Industrial Organization book series (SIOR, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. The Study of Competition and Cooperation

    1. Arjen Van Witteloostuijn
      Pages 1-8
  3. Fundamental Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Christos Pitelis
      Pages 11-37
  4. Within-Market Competition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Bart Nooteboom, Robert W. Vossen
      Pages 69-86
    3. Patrick van Cayseele, Jan Bouckaert, Hans Degryse
      Pages 129-143
  5. Across-Market Competition

  6. Competition Over Time

  7. Policy Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Erhard Kantzenbach
      Pages 303-316
    3. Reinhard Blum, Peter Welzel
      Pages 317-332
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 347-357

About this book


Market Evolution: Competition and Cooperation is a selection of papers presented at the recent meeting of the European Association of Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE). The volume brings together twenty high-quality papers reflecting frontier research in modern industrial organization. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of increasing theoretical, empirical and policy issues, including analyses of the nature of the firm, product differentiation, research and development, strategic alliances, information sharing in the banking sector, exchange rate pass-through in international competition, labor unionization and product rivalry, buyer-supplier bargaining, multimarket competition and related entry, entry and exit processes, multinational enterprises in the Third World, European integration and the restructuring of Eastern Europe. From a theoretical perspective, many chapters apply game theory to the analysis of firm behaviors and market competition. Moreover, a large number of the studies contain a significant empirical part, mainly by employing econometric techniques, to test the hypotheses derived from modern industrial organization theories. Data from Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the European Union are presented and analyzed.


Change Delegation Industrial Economics Industrial Organization development game theory meeting organization organizations performance

Editors and affiliations

  • Arjen van Witteloostuijn
    • 1
  1. 1.University of LimburgMaastrichtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4523-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8428-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4646
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