Profits in the Long Runby Dennis C. Mueller
Pub. Date: 02/19/2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Discovers that there are persistent differences in market power among large U. S. companies by analyzing data for the 1000 largest manufacturing firms in 1950 and 1972. Considers the influence of risk, sales, diversification, growth and managerial control on long run profitability.
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Table of Contents
Acknowledgements; 1. The persistence of firms; 2. The persistence of profits above the norm; 3. The persistence of market power; 4. Profitability and market structure; 5. The results in perspective; 6. Profitability and the firm's own advertising, patent activity, risk, and other characteristics; 7. Profitability and managerial control and compensation; 8. Mergers and profitability; 9. Mergers and market share; 10. The threads gathered and conclusions woven; Appendices; Notes; References; Index.
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