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A Theoretical Framework for the Brazilian Airline Competitive Market Environment


  • Hugo Ferreira Braga Tadeu

    () (Centro Universit¨¢rio UNA and Dom Cabral Foundation, Brazil)

  • Jersone Tasso Moreira Silva

    () (School of Business Administration, FUMEC University, Brazil)


The purpose of this article is to elaborate a theoretical model that has adherence with the airlines companies¡¯ experiences. The objective of this paper is to help in the search of the necessary conditions to overcome the competition with appropriate pricing and consistent profits in this market. When looking at the Brazilian market, this study is appropriate due to the accelerated growth of this sector. The methodology is based on a literature review in which the proposed model will be obtained from a database involving academic articles, dissertations, theses and books. This article is to contribute in the analysis of the necessary conditions for the longevity of airlines companies. Finally, the originality of this work lies in the proposal of a theoretical model as a profit function in market dynamics. This model can be applied by any management of airline companies.

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  • Hugo Ferreira Braga Tadeu & Jersone Tasso Moreira Silva, 2012. "A Theoretical Framework for the Brazilian Airline Competitive Market Environment," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 2, pages 97-106, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:120209

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    Duopoly market; Airline companies; Pricing; Market structure;

    JEL classification:

    • L11 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • L62 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Automobiles; Other Transportation Equipment; Related Parts and Equipment


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