Large buyers, preferential treatment and cartel stability
AbstractBilateral deals for large clients or key account management (henceforth KAM) is traditionally justified in terms of the importance of a long-term association between a firm and such clients. However, in this paper we offer a different rationale for a seller to apply KAM to its large buyers. When facing large buyers, a firm can use KAM to deal with such buyers
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Buyer group; key account management; cartel stability;
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- NEP-ALL-2013-03-02 (All new papers)
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- NEP-HME-2013-03-02 (Heterodox Microeconomics)
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