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Barrier and Queue Effects: A Study of Leading U.S. Supermarket Chain Entry Patterns

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  • Cotterill, Ronald W
  • Haller, Lawrence E
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    De novo entry into local markets by the top twenty U.S. supermarket chains is examined using logit analysis. The authors find that entry is related to potential entrants' proximity to the local market, market growth, concentration, the number of large chains that are incumbents in the local market, and the competency of potential entrants as measured by their recent return on equity. With regard to competing theories that relate strategic entry barriers to entry patterns, different components of the analysis provide support for different hypotheses. However, the most general model provides little support for the contestability or Chicago efficiency rent hypotheses. Copyright 1992 by Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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

    Volume (Year): 40 (1992)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 427-40

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    1. Cotterill, Ronald W., 2006. "Antitrust analysis of supermarkets: global concerns playing out in local markets," Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society, vol. 50(1), March.
    2. Cotterill, Ronald W., 2002. "An Antitrust Economic Analysis of Stop & Shop's Proposed Acquisition of the Big V Shop Rite Supermarket Chain," Research Reports 25194, University of Connecticut, Food Marketing Policy Center.
    3. Cotterill, Ronald, 2007. "Market Definition and Market Power in the British Supermarket Industry," Research Reports 149201, University of Connecticut, Food Marketing Policy Center.
    4. Kinsey, Jean D., 1998. "Concentration Of Ownership In Food Retailing: A Review Of The Evidence About Consumer Impact," Working Papers 14329, University of Minnesota, The Food Industry Center.
    5. Anonymous, 2005. "Antitrust Analysis of Supermarket Retailing: Common Global Concerns that Play Out in Local Markets," 2005 Conference (49th), February 9-11, 2005, Coff's Harbour, Australia 137831, Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society.
    6. Cotterill, Ronald W., 2009. "Antitrust Economic Analysis in Food Marketing Channels," 2009 Conference, August 16-22, 2009, Beijing, China 53201, International Association of Agricultural Economists.
    7. Michelle Haynes & Steve Thompson, 2013. "Entry and Exit Behavior in the Absence of Sunk Costs: Evidence from a Price Comparison Site," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 42(1), pages 1-23, February.
    8. Cotterill, Ronald W., 2005. "Antitrust Analysis of Supermarket Retailing: Common Global Concerns that Play Out in Local Markets," Research Reports 25184, University of Connecticut, Food Marketing Policy Center.
    9. Davis, Peter, 2006. "Estimation of quantity games in the presence of indivisibilities and heterogeneous firms," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 134(1), pages 187-214, September.
    10. Felici Roberto & Pagnini Marcello, 2005. "Distance, bank heterogeneity and entry in local banking markets," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 557, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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