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An Integrative Model of Firms’ Entry Decisions

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  • Natália Barbosa

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The paper presents a tractable empirical entry model that integrates strategic considerations and firms’ heterogeneity. Individual entry decisions are derived from a profit function and are specified as the outcome of a discrete game among potential entrants. Using data from a set of Portuguese manufacturing industries over a 6-years period, the estimation of the reduced form of the entry model is based on panel count data models, rendering a novel departure from previous works. The results suggest that both incumbents’ behaviour towards entry and firm-specific characteristics provide additional and interesting insights in understanding entry. Specifically, entrants choose the structure of their labour force as an important firm-specific resource. We also find that industry structure matters greatly.

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Article provided by Duncker & Humblot, Berlin in its journal Applied Economics Quarterly.

Volume (Year): 53 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 45-69

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Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqaeq:v53_y2007_i1_q1_p45-69

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Keywords: entry; firms’ heterogeneity; manufacturing; panel count data models;

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  1. Manjón Antolín, Miguel C., 2004. "Firm Size and Short-Term Dynamics in Aggregate Entry and Exit," Working Papers 2072/1778, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.

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