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Firm Entry and Post-Entry Performance in the U.S. Chemical Industries

  • Timothy Dunne
  • Mark J. Roberts
  • Larry Samuelson

This paper examines the impact of entry on the structure of the U.S. chemical industries in the period 1963-1982. The paper measures both the immediate impact of entrants in terms of number, size and market shares and their subsequent growth and/or exit. Particular attention is devoted to the examination of entrant heterogeneity. The paper finds that while a large number of entrants appear in the chemical industries, they have a relatively small long-run impact. In addition, compared to previous work entrants are less important in the chemical industries than in manufacturing sector as a whole. Finally, the post-entry performance of new firms varies significantly across different categories of entry.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau in its series Working Papers with number 89-6.

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Length: 50 pages
Date of creation: Aug 1989
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Handle: RePEc:cen:wpaper:89-6
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