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Grey Power: An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Parallel Imports on Market Prices


  • Steve Thompson



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  • Steve Thompson, 2009. "Grey Power: An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Parallel Imports on Market Prices," Journal of Industry, Competition and Trade, Springer, vol. 9(3), pages 219-232, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jincot:v:9:y:2009:i:3:p:219-232 DOI: 10.1007/s10842-008-0034-1

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    1. Taleizadeh, Ata Allah & Hadadpour, Shirin & Cárdenas-Barrón, Leopoldo Eduardo & Shaikh, Ali Akbar, 2017. "Warranty and price optimization in a competitive duopoly supply chain with parallel importation," International Journal of Production Economics, Elsevier, vol. 185(C), pages 76-88.
    2. Iravani, Foad & Dasu, Sriram & Ahmadi, Reza, 2016. "Beyond price mechanisms: How much can service help manage the competition from gray markets?," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 252(3), pages 789-800.
    3. Michelle Haynes & Steve Thompson, 2013. "Entry and Exit Behavior in the Absence of Sunk Costs: Evidence from a Price Comparison Site," Review of Industrial Organization, Springer;The Industrial Organization Society, vol. 42(1), pages 1-23, February.

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    parallel imports; grey market; pricing; shopbot market; L1; F4; L81;

    JEL classification:

    • L1 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
    • F4 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce


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