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    Historically, product markets were dominated by large firms and service markets by small firms. This seems to have reversed itself somewhat in recent years. What factors might have been at work?

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    Economics Midterm - Q.16
    Historically, product markets were dominated by large firms and service markets by small firms. This seems to have reversed itself somewhat in recent years. What factors might have been at work?

    Product markets were dominated by large firms
    Because of changes in market conditions and infrastructure over the last 30 years have made the preferred structure in many product markets as smaller and flatter. The globalization of markets, facilitated by improvements in transportation, communications, and ...

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