When is an industry competitive and when is it monopolistic? Read the article below about Google and its "monopolistic" tendencies. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124156244115989189.html
1) All of you have used Google. Do you think it's anticompetitive? Why or why not?
2) Do you feel you have a good substitute product for Google? Why or why not?
3) Do you think the Antitrust Department should punish Google for being a "monopolist"? Did the author of the article think so?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 17, 2018, 1:56 am ad1c9bdddf
Before you begin to answer the three questions given which relate to the article, the first thing you may want to do is make a distinction between a competitive industry and a monopolistic industry. This distinction may be made by looking at the characteristics of each. A competitive or perfectly competitive industry is normally charcterized as one with many buyers and sellers - who are all knowledgeable of the market and or market information; the products within it are homogenouse or similar; and there is no barriers to entry or exit to such an industry, which means competitors are free to enter and leave the market and/or industry. A monopolistic industry, on the other hand, is often characterized as one where there is only one seller or very few sellers of a particular product or service within the industry; there is also very little competition or its very hard to find a substitute for this product or service - as a result the seller or few sellers normally dominate this market. A monopolistic market is also characterized as one in which there is barriers to entry and exit within the market, unlike under a competitve industry. (Note all of these characteristics are embedded in Google, hence making it a monopoly)
The first question asks you whether ...
This solution provides you with detailed information about first, the characteristics that may be used to differentiate a monopolistic industry from a perfectly competitive industry. Secondly, a look is taken at various types of anti-competitive practices to determine whether Google is anti-competitive or not. Also, substitutes to Google are mentioned in this solution; in addition to views as to whether or not Google should be punished by the Anti-trust Department.
Mergers and Acquisitions: Discuss and explain five types of Mergers
Prepare a paper in which you pick a minimum of five types of M&A (Horizontal, Vertical, Congeneric, Conglomerate, Spin-offs, Divestitures, Carve-outs). In the first part of your paper, define and paraphrase each of your types of M&A.
search for at least one example of each of your five M&A's that have occurred during the last three years. From your research, examine the following for each M&A you selected:
1) What are the predominant issues driving an organizations interest in pursuing M&A activities?
2) Generally speaking, for your selected M&A activities, what has been the total value of the activities during the last three years?
3) From your selected M&A's, which one has accounted for the most value (has it been spin-offs, Leveraged Buy Outs [LBO], Divestitures, etc.)? Discuss why.
4) Which one has the least value? Discuss why.
5) Summarize the trends for your five selected activities that are apparent from your research.View Full Posting Details