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Bargaining power in manufacturer-retailer relationships

  • Haucap, Justus
  • Heimeshoff, Ulrich
  • Klein, Gordon J.
  • Rickert, Dennis
  • Wey, Christian

Research on bargaining power in vertical relationships is scarce. It remains particularly unclear which factors drive bargaining power between negotiating parties in a vertical structure. We use a demand model where consumer demand determines the total pie of industry pro ts. Moreover, we apply a bargaining concept on the supply side to analyze how pro t is split between retailers and manufacturers. Estimates show that bargaining power can be explained by several decision variables for retailers and manufacturers. Options for both indicate that any analysis of bargaining power has to consider a dynamic view on the relevant parameters.

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Paper provided by Heinrich‐Heine‐Universität Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE) in its series DICE Discussion Papers with number 107.

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Date of creation: 2013
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