Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/94941
Authors: 
Sutton, John
Year of Publication: 
1996
Series/Report no.: 
IUI Working Paper 452
Abstract: 
This paper examines the evolution of a skew distribution of firm sizes from the viewpoint of the 'Bounds' approach to market structure. It confines attention to the role played by non-strategic factors (statistical independence, and cost side effects). A model is proposed, which leads to a prediction regarding the least skew size distribution which is likely to be observed. This distribution provides a benchmark relative to which the impact of strategic effects on the form of the size distribution may be assessed.
Subjects: 
DISTRIBUTION
ENTERPRISES
JEL: 
D21
L11
L15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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