This dissertation consists of three essays analyzing the various effects of market competition in the United States. The first chapter explores the impact of competition among drug dealers. Although opioid buyers are often addicted to the products they are purchasing, due to the competition among sellers, the buyers have a wide variety of opioid chemicals to choose from. The net result shows buyers to be price sensitive and without loyalty to any particular opioid compound. The second chapter shows that although Mushroom Council post market price and quantity information to all mushroom growers, it does not serve as a focal point for farmers to tacitly collude. The last chapter finds market competition in the US have evolved to a point where firms can produce better market returns on equity if they spend more effort developing better career opportunities and align senior management with the rest of the firm, rather than providing better work life balance or culture values.
|Commitee:||Bui, Linda, Shiller, Benjamin R., Dana, James|
|School:||Brandeis University, International Business School|
|School Location:||United States -- Massachusetts|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/7(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Keywords:||Industrial organization, Illicit drugs trafficking, Mushroom competition, Financial incentives, Employee satisfaction|
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