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Revenues as a Proxy for Profits: A Cautionary Note

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  • Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov

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    (The Swedish Retail Institute (HUI))

  • Rudholm, Niklas

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    (The Swedish Retail Institute (HUI))

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In the entry literature, researchers sometimes use revenues as a proxy for profits because this is the only data available. Doing so could seriously bias the results.

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Paper provided by HUI Research in its series HUI Working Papers with number 5.

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Length: 19 pages
Date of creation: 01 Jan 2006
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Publication status: Published as Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov and Niklas Rudholm, 'Revenues as a Proxy for Profits: A Cautionary Note' in European Journal of Finance, 2007, pages 657-667.
Handle: RePEc:hhs:huiwps:0005

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Keywords: Entry; wholesale trade; retail trade; negative binomial regression;

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  1. Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov & Orth, Matilda & Rudholm, Niklas, 2005. "Entry into Local Retail Food Markets in Sweden: A Real-Options Approach," Working Papers in Economics 170, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics.
  2. Fiona M. Scott Morton, 1999. "Entry Decisions in the Generic Pharmaceutical Industry," Yale School of Management Working Papers ysm119, Yale School of Management.
  3. Daunfeldt, Sven-Olov & Rudholm, Niklas & Bergström, Fredrik, 2005. "Entry into Swedish Retail and Wholesale Trade Markets," HUI Working Papers 2, HUI Research.
  4. Geroski, P. A., 1995. "What do we know about entry?," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 13(4), pages 421-440, December.
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  1. Iván Moreno-Torres & Jaume Puig-Junoy & Joan-Ramon Borrell, 2009. "Generic Entry into the Regulated Spanish Pharmaceutical Market," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer, vol. 34(4), pages 373-388, June.

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