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Author Baldwin, John R. (John Russel), 1945-

Title The dynamics of industrial competition : a North Amrican perspective / John R. Baldwin in association with Paul Gorecki ... [and others].

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bund  338.70971021 BALD {Bund81 20190820}    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 466 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-458) and indexes.
Contents 1. The dynamics of competition -- 2. Greenfield entry and closedown exit -- 3. Entry, exit, and the merger process -- 4. The rise and fall of incumbents -- 5. Patterns of large- and small-firm mobility -- 6. Plant turnover in Canada and the United States -- 7. Measures of market structure and the intensity of competition -- 8. The relationship between mobility and concentration -- 9. Turnover and productivity growth -- 10. Merger success -- 11. Turnover in domestic and foreign enterprises -- 12. Industry efficiency and firm turnover in the Canadian manufacturing sector -- 13. Firm turnover and profitability -- 14. Modelling entry -- 15. Conclusion -- Appendix A: Measuring firm turnover - methodology -- Appendix B: Definition of concentration and mobility measures.
Summary The Dynamics of Industrial Competition describes the internal dynamics of industries using new and unique longitudinal data that make it possible to track firms over time. It provides a comprehensive picture of a number of aspects of firm turnover in North America that arise from the competitive process - the entry and the exit of firms, the growth and the decline of incumbent firms, and the merger process. Instantaneous and cumulative measures of market dynamics are provided. Since the forces contributing to competition are varied and industries are affected by heterogeneous forces, different aspects of firm turnover are considered in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the competitive process. Entry is divided into that portion coming from the creation of new plants and that portion arising from the acquisition of existing firms. Differences are drawn between the effects of related and unrelated acquisitions and between the effects of take-overs made by domestic and foreign firms. Differences between large- and small-firm activity are also investigated. The effects of turnover on productivity, efficiency, wage rates, and profitability are extensively model led. Using various measures of firm turnover to proxy the amount of competition, the study examines and contextualizes the relationship between industry performance and the intensity of the competitive process.
Subject Corporations -- Canada -- Longitudinal studies.
Corporations -- Canada -- Statistics.
Industrial statistics -- Canada.
Manufacturing industries -- Canada -- Statistics.
Manufacturing industries -- Canada -- Longitudinal studies.
Competition -- Canada -- Statistics.
Competition -- Canada -- Longitudinal studies.
ISBN 0521465613 (hardback)
0521633575 (paperback)