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Editor: D. Daniel Sokol
University of Florida
Levin College of Law

Monday, June 29, 2020

Market Structure and Organizational Form

By: Zhou, Haiwen
Abstract: This paper studies the determinants of a firm’s organizational form in the context of an imperfectly competitive industry. There are two kinds of organizational forms: the multi-divisional form (M-form) and the unitary form (U-form). An M-form firm suffers from ignorance of demand externalities among different products and double marginalization is eliminated. In contrast, in a U-form firm, demand externalities are taken into consideration and double marginalization exists. A firm’s optimal choice of organizational form depends on the market structure.
URL: http://d.repec.org/n?u=RePEc:pra:mprapa:96882&r=com

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