Amonopolist, unlike a competitive firm, has some market power. it can raise its price, within limits, without the quantity demanded felling to zero. the main way it retains its market power is through barriers to entry-that is, other companies cannot enter the market to create competition in that particular industry.
complete the following table by indicating which barrier to entry appropriately explains why a monopoly exists in each scenario.
in the public water industry, low average total costs are obtained only through large-scale production. in other words, the initial cost of setting up all the necessary pipes makes it risky and, most likely, unprofitable for competitors to enter the market.
the aluminum company of america (alcoa) formerly controlled all u. s. sources of bauxite, a key component in the production of aluminum. given that alcoa did not sell bauxite to any other companies, alcoa was a monopolist in the u. s. aluminum industry from the late-nineteenth century until the 1940s.
in order to own and operate a taxi, drivers are required to obtain a taxi medallion.
(c) the software provides a company a competitive advantage by solving problems in a unique manner
proprietary software is a special software designed for a specific application and owned by the organization, firm or individual that uses it. proprietary software can give an organization leverage over competitors, by solving problems in a unique manner, however, off-the-shelf software is mass produced software used by several other organizations, thereby giving other organizations simple and identical problem-solving technique.
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