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Entry into Swedish Retail- and Wholesale Trade Markets

  • Daunfeldt , Sven-Olov

    (The Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI))

  • Rudholm, Niklas


    (Department of Economics, Umeå University)

  • Bergström, Fredrik

    (The Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI))

In this paper, a Poisson regression model is used to study the determinants of entry of new firms into the Swedish retail- and wholesale trade markets. The results suggest that incumbent firms engage in strategic behavior to prevent the entry of newcomers. Regional factors are also found to be important determinants of entry.

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Paper provided by Umeå University, Department of Economics in its series Umeå Economic Studies with number 599.

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Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 11 Dec 2002
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:umnees:0599
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