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A Note on the Desirability of Merger among Complements


  • Masayoshi Maruyama


  • Kazumitsu Minamikawa
  • Yusuke Zennyo


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  • Masayoshi Maruyama & Kazumitsu Minamikawa & Yusuke Zennyo, 2011. "A Note on the Desirability of Merger among Complements," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 11(1), pages 57-65, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jincot:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:57-65 DOI: 10.1007/s10842-009-0062-5

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    1. Economides, Nicholas, 1999. "Quality choice and vertical integration," International Journal of Industrial Organization, Elsevier, vol. 17(6), pages 903-914, August.
    2. Mussa, Michael & Rosen, Sherwin, 1978. "Monopoly and product quality," Journal of Economic Theory, Elsevier, vol. 18(2), pages 301-317, August.
    3. Joseph J. Spengler, 1950. "Vertical Integration and Antitrust Policy," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 58, pages 347-347.
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    Cited by:

    1. O. Tarola & C. Vergari, 2012. "A note on acquisition of complements in a vertically differentiated market," Working Papers wp832, Dipartimento Scienze Economiche, Universita' di Bologna.
    2. Ornella Tarola & Cecilia Vergari, 2015. "Asymmetric Complements in a Vertically Differentiated Market: Competition or Integration?," Manchester School, University of Manchester, vol. 83(1), pages 72-100, January.

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    merger; complementary component; system goods; product quality; L13; D43;

    JEL classification:

    • L13 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - Oligopoly and Other Imperfect Markets
    • D43 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - Oligopoly and Other Forms of Market Imperfection


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