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Organizational Structure and the Choice of Price vs. Quantity in a Mixed Duopoly

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  • Alessandra Chirco

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    (Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Economia, Università del Salento, Italy)

  • Caterina Colombo

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    (Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Università di Ferrara, Italy)

  • Marcella Scrimitore

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    (Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Economia, Università del Salento, Italy; The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis, Italy)

Abstract

We consider the choice of price/quantity by a public and a private firm in a mixed differentiated duopoly. First, we study the way in which the strategic choice of the market variable is affected by different given organizational structures (managerial or entrepreneurial) of the public and the private firm. Second, we investigate how the price/quantity choice interacts with the endogenous choice of the organizational structure, thus determining a subgame perfect equilibrium at which firms choose to behave as price-setters and to adopt a managerial structure.

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Paper provided by The Rimini Centre for Economic Analysis in its series Working Paper Series with number 27_13.

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Keywords: mixed duopoly; strategic delegation; price competition; quantity competition;

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