Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

Cost Flexibility and Price Dispersion

Contents:

Author Info

  • Hiebert, L Dean
Registered author(s):

    Abstract

    This paper examines the relationship between a firm's cost flexibility and product price dispersion. The author shows that a mean-preserving increase in demand variability need not lead to an increase in the value of flexibility or in the optimal level of flexibility. This is contrary to results in the literature that are achieved by assuming a quadratic cost curve. Copyright 1989 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

    Download Info

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
    File URL: http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0022-1821%28198909%2938%3A1%3C103%3ACFAPD%3E2.0.CO%3B2-5&origin=bc
    File Function: full text
    Download Restriction: Access to full text is restricted to JSTOR subscribers. See http://www.jstor.org for details.

    As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.

    Bibliographic Info

    Article provided by Wiley Blackwell in its journal Journal of Industrial Economics.

    Volume (Year): 38 (1989)
    Issue (Month): 1 (September)
    Pages: 103-09

    as in new window
    Handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:38:y:1989:i:1:p:103-09

    Contact details of provider:
    Web page: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0022-1821

    Order Information:
    Web: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/subs.asp?ref=0022-1821

    Related research

    Keywords:

    References

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as in new window

    Cited by:
    1. Elisabetta Magnani & David Prentice, 2000. "Unionisation, short-run flexibility and cost efficiency: Evidence from U.S. manufacturing," Working Papers, School of Economics, La Trobe University 2000.04, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
    2. Aranoff, Gerald, 2011. "Competitive manufacturing with fluctuating demand and diverse technology: Mathematical proofs and illuminations on industry output-flexibility," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(3), pages 1441-1450, May.

    Lists

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:jindec:v:38:y:1989:i:1:p:103-09. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum).

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.