On Stability in Competition: Tying and Horizontal Product Differentiation
We combine Hotelling’s model of product differentiation with tie-in sales. A monopolist in one market competes with another firm in a second market. In equilibrium firms choose zero product differentiation. Due to the tying structure no firm can gain the whole market by a small price reduction. A differentiation effect due to tie-in sales leads to this equilibrium stability. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
Volume (Year): 30 (2007)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
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