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Do Firms Always Choose Excess Capacity?

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  • Hikaru Ogawa

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    (Nagoya University)

  • Akira Nishimori

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    (Aichi University)

We analyze the capacity choice of firms in a long-run mixed oligopoly market, in which firms decide not only production quantity but also capacity scale. Our main purpose is to show that while a profit-maximizing firm maintains over capacity as a strategic device, a firm pursuing non-pure profit chooses under capacity.

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Volume (Year): 12 (2004)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 1-7

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-04l30001
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