The impact of switching costs on closing of service branches

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Baron, Mira G. (2002)
  • Publisher: European Regional Science Association (ERSA) Louvain-la-Neuve
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    • ddc: ddc:330

The paper deals with the optimal location of service branches. Consumers can receive service from different firms and branches offering substitute services. The consumer chooses the firm and the branch. Examples are banking services (which firm and branch?), healthcare ... View more
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