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Mutual forbearance among multimarket firms: A behavioral approach to tacit cooperation
Journal of Management and Organization (2013)
  • John Stephan, State University of New York College at Brockport
Abstract
Emerging empirical evidence has noted that multimarket firms may not always behave in
ways that are consistent with their multimarket positions. Assuming multimarket ties
between firms exists that are sufficient to permit tacit agreement among them to refrain
from aggressive competition, we describe how additional factors are likely to affect the
decision of managers of multimarket firms to abide by such an agreement. In particular,
we focus on factors that are likely to make the negative consequences of violating a tacit
agreement of mutual forbearance more salient and those that encourage managers to
direct their firms to behave in more cooperative ways.
Keywords
  • competition,
  • multimarket,
  • mutual forbearance,
  • rivalry
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
John Stephan. "Mutual forbearance among multimarket firms: A behavioral approach to tacit cooperation" Journal of Management and Organization Vol. 19 (2013) p. 115 - 133 ISSN: 1833-3672
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john-stephan/2/
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