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An Integrative Model of Firms’ Entry Decisions

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  • Natália Barbosa

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The paper presents a tractable empirical entry model that integrates strategic considerations and firms’ heterogeneity. Individual entry decisions are derived from a profit function and are specified as the outcome of a discrete game among potential entrants. Using data from a set of Portuguese manufacturing industries over a 6-years period, the estimation of the reduced form of the entry model is based on panel count data models, rendering a novel departure from previous works. The results suggest that both incumbents’ behaviour towards entry and firm-specific characteristics provide additional and interesting insights in understanding entry. Specifically, entrants choose the structure of their labour force as an important firm-specific resource. We also find that industry structure matters greatly.

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  • Natália Barbosa, 2007. "An Integrative Model of Firms’ Entry Decisions," Applied Economics Quarterly (formerly: Konjunkturpolitik), Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, vol. 53(1), pages 45-69.
  • Handle: RePEc:aeq:aeqaeq:v53_y2007_i1_q1_p45-69
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    1. Calá, Carla Daniela, 2018. "Sectorial and regional determinants of firm dynamics in developing countries: evidence for low, medium and high tech manufacturing in Argentina," Nülan. Deposited Documents 2587, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Centro de Documentación.
    2. Carla Daniela Calá & Miguel Manjón-Antolín & Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod, 2016. "Regional determinants of firm entry in a developing country," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 95(2), pages 259-279, June.
    3. Manjón-Antolín, Miguel C., 2010. "Firm size and short-term dynamics in aggregate entry and exit," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 28(5), pages 464-476, September.
    4. Calá, Carla Daniela, 2014. "Regional issues on firm entry and exit in argentina: core and peripheral regions," Nülan. Deposited Documents 2023, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Sociales, Centro de Documentación.

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    Keywords

    entry; firms’ heterogeneity; manufacturing; panel count data models;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • C25 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Discrete Regression and Qualitative Choice Models; Discrete Regressors; Proportions; Probabilities
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General

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