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Price and Nonprice Rivalry in Oligopoly

The Integrated Battleground


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Some Necessary Preliminaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert E. Kuenne
      Pages 21-49
  3. Decision Making in Oligopoly: Approaches in the Literature

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Robert E. Kuenne
      Pages 83-104
    3. Robert E. Kuenne
      Pages 105-126
    4. Robert E. Kuenne
      Pages 153-173
  4. Theoretical Guidance to and Usage of Modeling Methodologies

  5. Epilog and Prospectus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Robert E. Kuenne
      Pages 391-400
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 401-429

About this book


The theory of price and quality decision-making in industries with a few firms which recognize their mutual interdependence is of increasing interest to economists and policy makers. This book introduces a novel theory of that decision-making, based upon the notion of the industry as a community of agents who are involved in both competitive and cooperative relationships. It develops theories and illustrates methodological approaches to the analysis of price and quality decision-making in such instances of a 'rivalrous consonance of interests' among firms.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Princeton UniversityUSA

About the authors

ROBERT E. KUENNE is Professor of Economics, Emeritus, Princeton University, and Director of the General Economic Systems Company in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author or editor of 15 books, specialising in economic theory and industrial organisation, notably in general equilibrium and of oligopoly theory. He has pioneered the theory of rivalrous consonance in oligopoly theory which provides and operational framework for analysing tacit collusion among rivals in oligopolistic industries.

Bibliographic information


'Any attempt to broaden our understanding of the working of markets is more than welcome. And analyses that deviate from the well-known path of economic thinking that we all know and love are all the more welcome, expecially if such an attempt is made by a scholar as distinguished as Robert Kuenne.' - J. Hinloopen, Journal of Economics/Zeitschrift für Nationalökonomie