研討日期

演講時間:201492710:20 ~ 12:00

研討地點

台大社會科學院 710教室

題目

Strategic Input Outsourcing and Equilibrium Location Choice

作者

林晏如

文獻出處

Working paper

演講者

林晏如

參加人員

梁文榮、林燕淑、蔡明芳、彭正浩、高國峯、陳金盛、鍾暳陵、林晏如、丁虹仁、許至乙、林季萱、吳尚弈、呂得成、周冰瑤、施姵全

摘要

This study incorporates the strategic behavior of outsourcing with the variant Hotelling’s model to explore the role of input outsourcing in determining equilibrium locations for firms under a quadratic transportation. Given that the strategic input outsourcing happens, we show that the cost-efficient integrated firm to be located as far away from its rival as possible, so as to increase its rival’s input price when its cost advantage is small; meanwhile, the cost-inefficient downstream firm likes to locate closer to its rival to lower the input price. Hence, there is an interior locational equilibrium and the principle of maximum differentiation does not hold. When the integrated firm’s cost advantage is large, the principle of maximum differentiation still holds. However, the integrated firm tends to move closer to its rival for being a monopolist by charging limit pricing and the principle of minimum differentiation holds when its cost advantage is further large.