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Oligopoly

definitions of perfect competition and pure monopoly lie oligopolies and monopolistic competition, oligopoly is where there are a few sellers with similar or identical products , which are large enough relative to the total market that they can influence the market price. It is a form for market structure quite common. In many countries, the automobile, steel, petrochemical, electrical and computer devices all belong to category of oligopoly market structure. In recent markets, there are two main...

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Oligopoly

a small group of firms. !   An oligopoly is much like a monopoly, in which only one company exerts control over most of a market. In an oligopoly, there are at least two firms controlling the market. The retail gas market is a good example of an oligopoly because a small number of firms control a large majority of the market. An oligopoly is a market form in which a market or industry is dominated by a small number of sellers (oligopolists). Oligopolies can result from various forms of...

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oligopoly

OLIGOPOLY Oligopoly is a market with a few sellers. Fewness means in this market number of firms is such that one firm’s action affects the other firms in the market. Hence whenever any firm makes any decision regarding price etc, it has to take into account the behavioural response of the other. This main feature of oligopoly is called interdependence. This interdependence brings forth the need for strategic decision making. Strategic decision making involves conjectural variation. Conjectural...

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oligopoly

Oligopoly Characteristics Oligopoly is the main form of modern market structure. The term "oligopoly" is used to define a market in which there are few companies, some of which control a large share of the market. In the oligopoly industry some major companies compete among themselves and the introduction of new firms on this market is complicated, because of the presence of barriers to entry. Products manufactured by firms can be both homogeneous and/or differentiated. Homogeneous products have...

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Oligopoly

Oligopoly is a market structure in which only a few sellers offer similar or identical products. It is an intermediate form of imperfect competition. OPEC is an epitome of Oligopoly. Features of Oligopoly: • Non Price Competition • Interdependent decision making • Entry Barriers If organizations behave in cooperative mode to mitigate the competitions amongst themselves it is called Collusion. When two or more organizations agree to set their outputs or prices to maintain monopoly it is called...

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Oligopoly

There are various types of market structures but the most important of all is the oligopolistic market structure. An oligopoly is when a market is dominated by relatively few large firms. An example of an oligopolistic market structure is commercial banking and the newspaper industry. One of the other market structures is Perfect Competition (PC). The way that firms in perfect competition set the price of their products is through the MC=MR condition for profit maximization and at the same time...

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Cigarette Oligopoly

Cigarette Oligopoly Market Chayleen Marquis Benedictine University Author Note This research is being submitted on May 2, 2010, for Professor Raymond Bell’s MBA 611 course at Benedictine University by Chayleen Marquis. The cigarette market is one that is known to everyone. From magazine advertisements to constructive commercials people have been exposed to this market starting at a young age. The constant visuals of the advertisements as well as the free advertising that occurs daily...

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Oligopoly and Market

Oligopoly Oligopoly is a market structure in which a small number of sellers are opposed to a lot of buyers, ie the situation when the market several vendors and each may affect the rates. The emergence of new vendors is difficult or even impossible e. If the producers are two, then a duopoly called oligopoly. Goods traded in oligopolistic firms can be differentiated and standardized. Sellers in an oligopolistic market know that when they or their opponents will change the price or sales volume...

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Oligopoly and Monopoly

Oligopoly An oligopoly is an intermediate market structure between the extremes of perfect competition and monopoly. Oligopoly firms might compete (noncooperative oligopoly) or cooperate (cooperative oligopoly) in the marketplace. Whereas firms in an oligopoly are price makers, their control over the price is determined by the level of coordination among them. The distinguishing characteristic of an oligopoly is that there are a few mutually interdependent firms that produce either identical products...

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Oligopoly Cases

Case 7.4 Oligopoly or Monopolistic Competition Big firms and little firms: the case of bakeries Despite barriers to entry of other large-scale firms, many oligopolies face competition at the margin from many small firms. The reason for this is that the small firms often produce a specialist product or serve a local market. These small firms are in a position somewhat like monopolistic competition: they produce a differentiated product and face few if any entry barriers themselves. A good example...

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