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Strategic firm behavior and entry deterrence: three essays
This thesis consists of three independent chapters on entry deterrence. The first two chapters consider the use of contracts as a barrier to entry, while the final chapter examines the possibility of firms expanding their product lines to deter entry in a vertical differentiation model. In Chapter 1, the role of exclusive dealing contracts in the liner shipping industry is investigated. It is shown that if the entrant is capacity-constrained, exclusive dealing contracts can be an effectivedoi:10.14288/1.0086233 fatcat:w4emy7f7u5d45iug47tkvy7xca