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Benoît Chevalier-Roignant and Lenos Trigeorgis

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015998

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015998.001.0001

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Monopoly: Investment and Expansion Options

Monopoly: Investment and Expansion Options

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(p.277) 9 Monopoly: Investment and Expansion Options
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Competitive Strategy
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Benoît Chevalier-Roignant

Lenos Trigeorgis

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015998.003.0009

This chapter examines the situation faced by a firm with exclusive access to a market or enjoying insurmountable structural barriers enabling it to ignore strategic interactions by rivals when devising its investment strategy. It analyzes two options, investing in a new market and expanding an existing market. It considers both lump-sum and incremental capacity expansion models.

Keywords:   investment strategy, monopolist, capacity expansion, market expansion

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