Posts Tagged ‘competitive market structure’

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    A Pizza Peace

    Sep 9, 12 • 330 Views • No Comments

    New York’s pizza price war has ended. During April, we could buy a 75-cent slice of pizza in midtown Manhattan. The brief price war that brought the price down from $1.50 to $1.00 to $.79 to $.75 has ended. As it unfolded, one owner said, “I’m...  [read more]

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    What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

    Sep 4, 12 • 391 Views • 1 Comment

    During a panel discussion, my students were told by a business woman not to wear sandals or even open-toed shoes for a job interview. But, does a shoe really send that much of message? Focusing on the accuracy of the first impression a shoe creates,...  [read more]

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    Did Radiohead Change the Music Industry?

    Aug 19, 12 • 1198 Views • No Comments

    “The fact of the matter is that popular music is one of the industries of the country. It’s all completely tied up with capitalism. It’s stupid to separate it.”                                                     ...  [read more]

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    What Spaghetti Sauce Teaches Us

    Jul 15, 12 • 536 Views • No Comments

    Henry Ford once said that: “If I’d have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have told me ‘A faster horse.’ ” Similarly, asked about spaghetti sauce during the 1980s, consumers primarily knew about Ragu’s...  [read more]

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    Your Airfare and Airline Profits

    Jul 1, 12 • 395 Views • No Comments

    What does your airline ticket pay for? In order of size, these represent the expenses for a US Airways flight according to WSJ journalist Scott McCartney: Fuel (close to 30%) Salaries (maybe 20%) Buying and leasing planes (16%) Federal taxes (14%) Total...  [read more]