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Entry and Vertical Disintegration

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  • Alain de Fontenay

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    (CITI, Columbia University)

  • Christiaan Hogendorn

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    (Economics Department, Wesleyan University)

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We formalize and extend George Stigler’s famous article “The division of labor is limited by the extent of the market.” We emphasize economies of scale in intermediate goods production as a determinant of firm boundaries and vertical control. We show that there are potential coordination failures which may prevent efficient vertical disintegration, and we discuss how these might be either overcome or used to the advantage of incumbent firms.

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Paper provided by Wesleyan University, Department of Economics in its series Wesleyan Economics Working Papers with number 2005-010.

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Length: 17 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wes:weswpa:2005-010

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