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Intra-firm Branch Competition for a Monopolist

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  • Cheng, Wenli
  • Ng, Yew-Kwang

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This paper studies the effect of intra-firm branch competition in a monopoly setting. It demonstrates that intra-firm branch competition has a significant impact on the Firm's market decisions, and consequently on the market outcome. The paper has identified the sufficient conditions under which a branch-competitive monopoly is superior to a pure monopoly from the consumer's viewpoint in that the former supplies more quantity and higher quality at the same price. Copyright 1999 by Blackwell Publishers Ltd/University of Adelaide and Flinders University of South Australia

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  • Cheng, Wenli & Ng, Yew-Kwang, 1999. "Intra-firm Branch Competition for a Monopolist," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(3), pages 238-249, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ausecp:v:38:y:1999:i:3:p:238-49
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