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Boundary Choice Interdependency: Evidence from the Construction Industry. Forthcoming Industrial and Corporate Change Journal

Abstract Extant research on the theory of the firm has stressed the need to consider interdependencies when analyzing firm boundary choices. We study the existence of interdependencies between boundary decisions using a unique database that includes detailed organizational information on … Continue reading

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When One Business Model Isn’t Enough (Harvard Business Review, USA, 2012)

Ramón Casadesus-Masanell,  Jorge Tarziján Harvard Business Review, Vol 90 (1). January-February, 2012  

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Firm, industry and corporation effects revisited: A mixed multi-level analysis for Chilean companies. Applied Economic Letters.

Abstract The relative importance of the corporate, industry and firm effects on business’ performance has been studied profusely in the literature. Until now, little has been said about the nested structure of the problem. The multi-level analysis appears as a … Continue reading

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Limit pricing with complementary goods. Journal of Modeling in Management

Abstract This paper examines the equilibrium limit price charged by a producer trying to deter the entry of a firm that can choose one of two markets of complementary goods. It is shown that an incumbent will be willing to spend … Continue reading

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Persistence of profitability: Explaining the differences among countries and industries (with Ingrid Eyleerts)

This article determines econometrically the level of persistence of profits, and the differences in such a level, for different Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru) and for USA. Furthermore, the paper also evaluates persistence coefficients for individual companies … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Profitability and Persistence: Chile versus the U.S.A.

Abstract This article empirically evaluates the main determinants of business performance, focusing on the emergence and sustainability of profits for an emerging economy such as Chile. Furthermore, the paper compares the results obtained with Chilean data to those for the … Continue reading

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Capital Structure and Entry Deterrence with Multiple Incumbents

Capital Structure and Entry Deterrence with Multiple Incumbents This paper uses a two-stage Cournot duopoly model with demand uncertainly to examine the strategic role debt plays in deterring a company from entering when a potential entrant can enter one of … Continue reading

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Should National Brand Manufacturers produce private labels?

Abstract Should national brand manufacturers produce private labels? Anecdotal evidence shows that this is a common question for managers in different industries and countries. This paper examines this question, focusing especially on the effects of producing private labels on manufacturers´ … Continue reading

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Strategic Effects of Private Labels and Horizontal Integration

Strategic Effects of Private Labels and Horizontal Integration. Why would retailers want to introduce private labels in a given product category? This paper examines this question, focusing especially on the effects of the emergence of private labels on the relative … Continue reading

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Planes de precio por permanencia y la competencia en el mercado de las AFP: una evaluación

Abstract   This article evaluates if the price plans based on permanence rewarding offered by Private Pensions Funds Administrators foster greater competition in the system, and if this situation could improve the conditions related to pricing and services for affiliates. … Continue reading

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