Entry deterrence under financial intermediation with private information and hidden contracts
We study how financial intermediation affects market entry when an incumbent monopolist enters into non-public, short-term contracts for outside funds. Financial intermediation serves as a commitment device to avoid costly signalling, but at the same time leads to strategic experimentation by the bank. Without public commitment to the financial contract, signal-jamming affects the bank's strategic experiment. Unlike the previous literature on signalling and signal-jamming in entry deterrence in which entry is unaffected or its change indeterminate, the altered strategic experiment has the effect of increasing the amount of entry to the market. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
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Volume (Year): 9 (2005)
Issue (Month): 3 (08)
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