We explore the relationship between vertical scope and the ability to respond to a significant economic shock by studying how firms in the apparel industry have adapted to the Internet.
For many products, Internet sales can free ride off of the promotional effort exerted by brick and mortar retailers, leading manufacturers to attempt to control the availability and pricing of their p
This paper studies transaction costs changes arising from the introduction of the Internet in transactions between firms. We divide transaction costs into coordination costs and motivation costs.
This paper estimates the price sensitivity of individuals’ choice of whether to buy computers online versus in retail stores using a new data source on the computer purchases of more than 20,000 peopl
We investigate the effect of Internet car referral services on dealer pricing of automobiles in California.
Using data collected between August, 1999, and January, 2000, covering 399 books, we examine pricing by thirty-two online United States-based bookstores.
Internet shopbots compare prices and service levels at competing retailers, creating a laboratory for analysing consumer choice.