(), Matilda Orth
() and Niklas Rudholm
Sven-Olov Daunfeldt: The Swedish Retail Institute (HUI), Postal: Regeringsgatan 60, SE-103 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Matilda Orth: School of Economics and Commercial law, Gothenburg University, Postal: SE-405 30 Göteborg, Sweden
Niklas Rudholm: The Swedish Retail Institute (HUI), Postal: Regeringsgatan 60, SE-103 29 Stockholm, Sweden
Abstract: A real-options approach was used, incorporating uncertainty and irreversibility of investments, to study the number of stores entering the Swedish retail food market during the period 1994-2002. It was found that uncertainty affected the entry-decision. Entry was less frequent in highly concentrated local retail food-markets characterized by a high degree of uncertainty, whereas higher profit opportunities seem to have increased the probability of entry.
27 pages, February 22, 2007
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