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Competition when consumers have switching costs

Paul Klemperer

Competition when consumers have switching costs

an overview

by Paul Klemperer

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Published by Centre for Economic Policy Research in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Competition.,
  • Brand choice.,
  • Consumers" preferences.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Klemperer.
    SeriesDiscussion paper series / Centre for Economic Policy Research -- no.704
    ContributionsCentre for Economic Policy Research.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination22,A7,F7,R5p. ;
    Number of Pages22
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19880653M

    SME markets have a dimension that is local. This comes with entry barriers and switching costs and there is a room in exercising market power. In banking business both satisfaction and switching costs can be regarded as loyalty antecedents; however, satisfaction influence on loyalty is greater than the influence of switching costs. Some companies prefer to keep customers focused on price because they have a basic cost advantage to leverage. Most companies, however, would benefit from getting people to think harder about value.

    2On the other hand, there are industries that feature switching costs but do not have obvious network e⁄ects, such as breakfast cereal (Shum ()) and refrigerated orange juice and margarine (DubØ et al. ()). 3In fact, if the goods are non-durable and if there are no switching costs, then consumers can switch between –rms. As demonstrated by Klemperer (), if households face a cost of switching among brands of a differentiated good, pricing is likely to be more competitive, the greater is the fraction of customers that move into or around the market. I generalize this theory to a world with arbitrary market structure and test it empirically using panel data on bank retail deposit interest rates.

      Search Cost: The time, energy and money expended by a consumer who is researching a product or service for purchase. Search costs include the opportunity cost of .   The price you set for a product or service has a very significant effect on how the consumer behaves. If consumers believe that the price you're charging is lower than competitors it could cause a major spike in sales. But if the price you set is significantly higher than expected, the response can be.


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Competition when consumers have switching costs by Paul Klemperer Download PDF EPUB FB2

We survey recent work on competition in markets in which consumers have costs of switching between competing firms' products. In a market with switching costs (or "brand loyalty"), a firm's current market share is an important determinant of its future profitability.

Competition When Consumers Have Switching Costs: An Overview with Applications to Industrial Organization, Macroeconomics, and International Trade February.

Klemperer, Paul. "Competition when Consumers have Switching Costs: An Overview with Applications to Industrial Organization, Macroeconomics, and International Trade," Review of Economic Studies 62 () pp. Sharpe, Steven A.

Dynamic Price Competition with Consumer Switching Costs in Vertically Related Markets Natalia Fabra∗ Universidad Carlos III and CEPR This paper is competing for the Young Economist Award Ma Abstract An important feature of some industries is the coexistence between vertical integration and consumer switching costs.

different in the presence of consumer switching costs. 4 When switching costs are present a competitive maintenance market is itself not efficient. The reason is that the presence of switching. When consumers have switching costs of changing the product that they purchase from period to period firms may compete aggressively to attract them, to potentially take advantage of the consumers' future inertia.

Similarly, consumers may foresee. In many markets consumers face substantial costs of switching between brands of products that are ex ante undifferentiated.

There are at least three types of switching costs: transaction costs, learning costs, and artificial or contractual costs. There may be transaction costs in. THE ROLE OF SWITCHING COSTS IN ANTITRUST ANALYSIS: A COMPARISON OF MICROSOFT AND GOOGLE.

Aaron S. Edlin* & Robert G. Harris**. 15 YALE J.L. & TECH. ABSTRACT. Recently there has been a chorus of competition complaints asserting that Google's conduct and position today is parallel to.

Klemperer, P. Competition when consumers have switching costs: An overview with applications to industrial organization, macroeconomics, and international trade. Review of Economic Studies, 62, – Article; Google Scholar.

mover advantage over their competitors, namely consumer switching costs, whereby a consumer makes an investment specific to her current seller, which must be duplicated for any new seller. In this survey, we list several components of switching costs that are relevant as regards to firm innovation behaviour.

The aim of this classification is twofold. Customers also have significant bargaining power in markets where it is easy for them to transfer between different products without suffering any transfer costs.

A good example of this is the washing powder market, which without brand loyalty has no financial impact if you swap between products. Switching costs are the cost the consumer pays as the result of switching brands or products. Companies with difficult-to-master products and low competition will use high switching costs.

well as differentiated by switching costs, and also assumes that consumers' tastes for the underlying product characteristics may change. Since with switching costs a consumer's choice today is also influenced by the future when his tastes may be different, today's tastes become less important relative to any price difference that is expected to last.

Further, what about the market competition when consumers have higher switching costs compared with lower switching costs. This paper contributes to literature by investigating the relationship among contract forms, market equilibrium prices, firm profits and consumer switching behavior when consumers have switching costs and changed preferences.

However, when switching costs are asymmetric and consumers are myopic, in the long-run, the –rm from which it is costlier to switch is able to attain (and maintain) a degree of market dominance while charging higher prices.

of policy coordination between competition, consumer and regulatory agencies is discussed, as well as policy coherence in ensuring benefits for consumers, including in public utilities in a post-liberalization period. The note also addresses switching costs, asymmetric information and misleading advertising and how these factors affect consumer.

Switching costs: If there are not many alternative suppliers available, the cost of switching is high. Therefore, buyer power would be low. Therefore, buyer power would be low. Backward Integration: If the buyer is able to integrate or merge suppliers, the buyer has.

Coordination and Lock-In: Competition with Switching Costs and Network Effects The economics of switching costs and network effects have received a great deal of popular, as well as professional, attention in the last two decades.

Switching costs arise if a consumer. insurance products, such as car and house cover. Consumers are confident and switch provider often, mainly driven by price.

These consumers have the potential to drive competition but, as discussed in Sections 3 and 4, how effectively they can do this will depend on the nature and extent of their behavioural traits and how the choice. Switching costs and consumer behaviour: implications for telecommunications regulation Patrick Xavier; Dimitri Ypsilanti Purpose – This paper aims to examine the extent to which telecommunications consumers decide to switch and why.

Design/methodology/approach – Results from surveys of consumer switching behaviour in a. The Five Competitive Forces That Shape Strategy Awareness of the five forces can help a company understand the structure of its industry and stake out a position that is more profitable and less vulnerable to attack.

Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard University, based at Harvard Business School. The less consumers pay attention when they buy — and the more they just follow a set shopping pattern — the greater the market power possessed by .A) Shutterfly is trying to increase switching costs for their consumers.

B) Shutterfly is trying to decrease their average costs. C) Shutterfly is trying to increase competition. D) The marginal cost of uploading photos is near zero; setting price equal to marginal cost is simply an efficient pricing strategy.