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Learning and location

By Joanne E. Sault, Otto Toivanen and Michael Waterson


In this paper we study whether learning from rivals affects within-market location decisions between competing firms. We show it does, using detailed locational data from two leading hamburger chains in the UK. Using four different tests, we demonstrate that alternative explanations - pre-emption and product differentiation - have less bite than between firm learning

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Publisher: University of Warwick, Department of Economics
Year: 2003
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