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Financial Predation by the "Weak"

  • Spiros Bougheas

    (School of Economics, University of Nottingham, U.K.)

  • Saksit Thananittayaudom

    (Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand)

We consider a Stackelberg game, where a financially constrained leader competes with a "deep pocket" follower, and analyze the trade-off between a financial and a strategic advantage for both the design of financial contracts and market structure.

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Article provided by College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan in its journal International Journal of Business and Economics.

Volume (Year): 5 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (December)
Pages: 231-244

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