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Incentives to merge in asymmetric mixed oligopoly

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  • Sylvain Kadohognon Ouattara

    () (CREM - Centre de recherche en économie et management - UNICAEN - Université de Caen Normandie - NU - Normandie Université - UR1 - Université de Rennes 1 - UNIV-RENNES - Université de Rennes - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut Supérieur de Commerce et d'Administration des Entreprises, Casablanca, Morocco)

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This paper analyzes mergers incentives in an asymmetric mixed oligopoly consisting of two identical private firms and one public firm. It is shown that when there is a technological gap between the public and private firms, both of them will want to merge when the public firm is inefficient and the percentage of the shares owned by private owners after the merger is relatively high. When all firms have identical technology, public and private firms will want to merge when the percentage of the shares owned by private owner in the merged entity is relatively low (Artz et al. 2009). Yet, we show that when the technological gap is high enough, the merger between the public firm and one private firm often includes complete privatization.

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  • Sylvain Kadohognon Ouattara, 2015. "Incentives to merge in asymmetric mixed oligopoly," Post-Print halshs-01184003, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-01184003
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    Keywords

    mergers incentives; privatization; oligopoly;
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    JEL classification:

    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General
    • L3 - Industrial Organization - - Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise

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