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Industrial Concentration

  • Alexis P. Jacquemin
  • Henry W. De Jong
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Part of the Problems of Economic Integration book series (PEI)

Abstract

Traditionally, market structure has been characterised by the following factors:
  1. (i)

    the degree of concentration of firms;

     
  2. (ii)

    the level and types of barriers to entry;

     
  3. (iii)

    the degree of product differentiation; and

     
  4. (iv)

    the nature of industry demand, its evolution and elasticity.

     

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© Alexis P. Jacquemin and Henry W. de Jong 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexis P. Jacquemin
    • 1
  • Henry W. De Jong
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LouvainBelgium
  2. 2.Netherlands School of BusinessNetherlands

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