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Electronic commerce, consumer search and retailing cost reduction


Mazón Calpena, Cristina y Pereira, Pedro (2001) Electronic commerce, consumer search and retailing cost reduction. [ UCM. Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico. Documentos de trabajo; nº 02, 2001, ]

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This paper explains four things in a unified way. First, how e-commerce can generate price
equilibria, where physical shops either compete with virtual shops for consumers with Internet
access, or alternatively, sell only to consumers with no Internet access. Second, how these price
equilibria might involve price dispersion on-line. Third, why prices may be higher on-line. Fourth,
why established firms can, but need not, be more reluctant than newly created firms to adopt ecommerce.
For this purpose we develop a model where e-commerce reduces consumers’ search
costs, involves trade-offs for consumers, and reduces retailing costs.

Se explica la competencia entre las tiendas físicas y las tiendas virtuales, concluyendose cómo el comercio electrónico reduce los costes de búsqueda de los consumidores, implica un "trade-off" para los consumidores, y disminuye los costes de producción de las empresas.

Tipo de documento:Documento de trabajo o Informe técnico
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JEL Classification: D43, D83, L13, L81, M31, O31, O33

Palabras clave:Comercio electrónico, Costes de producción, Electronic-Commerce, Search, Cost Reduction, Retailing
Materias:Ciencias Sociales > Economía > Comercio
Título de serie o colección:UCM. Instituto Complutense de Análisis Económico. Documentos de trabajo
Código ID:6786

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