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Firm/Market Equivalency: Determinants and Effects on Industry Dynamics

Denis Lescop

Telecom Business School

Elena Lescop

Telecom Business School

October 18, 2011

Today's firm is a complex nexus of interactions, which it facilitates and regulates; it supports market activity by providing the participants with basic resources. Market failures form the foundation of this phenomenon; they create business opportunities that firms address through market support strategy. The concept of firm/market equivalency introduced here integrates an economics and a management strand of literature: multi-sided markets and business ecosystems & platforms. We address firm/market equivalency through concepts of interactions and gravity, i.e. density of firm's external interactions. We then apply these concepts to a case study and discuss implications of firm/market equivalency for antitrust policy.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: firm/market equivalency, multi-sided markets, platforms, gravity

JEL Classification: L10, L22

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Date posted: October 20, 2011  

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Lescop, Denis and Lescop, Elena, Firm/Market Equivalency: Determinants and Effects on Industry Dynamics (October 18, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945776 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1945776

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Denis Lescop (Contact Author)
Telecom Business School ( email )
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Elena Lescop
Telecom Business School ( email )
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Évry, Ile de France 91011
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