’Make or Buy’ as Competitive Strategy: Evidence from the Spanish Local TV Industry
Christian Ruzzier () and
Ricard Gil ()
No 119, Working Papers from Universidad de San Andres, Departamento de Economia
This paper empirically investigates whether changes in product market competition affect firm boundaries. Exploiting regulation-induced shocks to entry barriers and differences in regulation enforcement across cities to obtain exogenous variation in competition, we establish a negative causal effect of competition (through reduced entry barriers and a larger number of rival firms) on vertical integration in the setting of the Spanish local television industry between 1995 and 2002.
Keywords: competition; vertical integration; Spanish television (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D22 L22 L24 L82 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 47 pages
Date: 2015-02, Revised 2015-02
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