Spatial monopoly of multi-establishment firms: An empirical study for supermarkets in the Netherlands

T. M. Stelder

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Abstract

Multi-establishment firms can create local spatial monopolies in the form of clusters of own establishments without competition. This paper examines the existence of spatial monopolies for Dutch supermarkets in 2009. It is found that 23 percent of consumers can be qualified as being locked-in in a spatial monopoly of a specific supermarket brand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages13
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Volume91
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2012

Keywords

  • R12
  • L12
  • L4
  • Spatial competition
  • monopoly
  • MARKET-SEGMENTATION
  • COMPETITION
  • STRATEGIES

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