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Mark McCabe
''Information goods and endogenous pricing strategies: the case of academic journals''
( 2004, Vol. 12 No.10 )
I model journal pricing behavior in a portfolio demand environment and consider how the ongoing transition from print to digital distribution has lead to endogenous changes in pricing behavior. Specifically, when choosing whether or not to price discriminate, publishers compare the benefits of selling more content to each set of buyers against the associated additional costs. As the distribution costs decline, price discrimination becomes more attractive. However, since this cost decline also s new entry opportunities, incumbent firms may also need to bundle their journals to avoid displacement of individual titles.
Keywords: bundling
L8 - Industry Studies: Services: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 28 2004 Manuscript Accepted : Oct 28 2004

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