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Theories of the Firm
Fifth Edition
Demetri Kantarelis

Appendix IV: Live and let live type behaviour in a multi-market setting with demand fluctuations

297-305This paper formalises a cooperative mode of behaviour, which captures essential elements of the live and let live philosophy, and shows that adoption of such a policy tends to benefit firms in oligopolistic markets. It is indicated that multiplicity of contacts and exposure to demand fluctuations may simplify coordination and enhance the potential and profitability of live and let live type behaviour.
1 Introduction
2 The live and let live philosophy
3 Live and let live behaviour in a two-market duopoly model
4 Results of computer simulations
5 Comparison with other oligopoly models
5.1 Crippled optimisation
5.2 Multiple goal decision-making
6 Concluding comments
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