Sutton, John (1995) The size distribution of businesses, part I: a benchmark case. Economics of Industry; EI 09, EI/9. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
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This paper examines the evolution of a skew distribution of firm sizes from the viewpoint of the 'Bounds' approach to market structure. It confines attention to the role played by non-strategic factors (statistical independence, and cost sideeffects). A model is proposed, which leads to a prediction regarding the least skew size distribution which is likely to be observed. This distribution provides a benchmark relative to which the impact of strategic effects on the form of the size of distribution may be assessed.
|Item Type:||Monograph (Discussion Paper)|
|Additional Information:||© 1995 John Sutton|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Skew size distribution; firms; market structure; 'Bounds' approach; strategic effects; benchmark.|
|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor|
|Sets:||Collections > Economists Online
Departments > Economics
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