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Boycotts are more likely to be effective in industries which are highly competitive

Egorov, Georgy and Harstad, Bard (2018) Boycotts are more likely to be effective in industries which are highly competitive. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (25 May 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

One of the most fundamental aspects of our market society is that consumers should have the ability to vote with their feet and to not buy certain products if they do not wish to. But when are these boycotts effective in causing corporations to change their ways? In new research, Georgy Egorov and Bard Harstad find that boycotts should be more common and effective in competitive industries which have similar products, such as the oil industry, while in less competitive industries, government regulators may have to step in to settle issues and disputes.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD2329 Industrialization
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90027

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