Call us 24/7: + 1(925)399 0085

Get your paper done by an expert

No matter what kind of academic paper you need, it is simple and secure to hire an essay writer for a price you can afford at StudyAcer. Save more time for yourself.

WhatsApp + 1(925)399 0085
$ 10
free
  • bibliography
  • title page
  • revisions
per page
19 k happy customers
4.7 out of 5 satisfaction rate
27 writers active

Group Assignment

There have been several mergers of large firms within oligopolies. In this assignment, you are to assess the impact of those mergers, on industry, on consumers and on society as a whole. There are three parts to the assignment.  
  • First, you are to go to the Federal Trade Commission’s website at http://www.ftc.gov/bc/index.shtml and select one proposed merger for your paper. Then, in a group discussion board, present a complete description of the industry. 
  • Second, in another group discussion board, present two arguments: One in support of the merger and the other opposing the merger. 
  • Finally, write a 5-8 page paper that contains the industry description, and the two arguments. 
  • Set-up a group discussion board and post the following information.

Part 1) Industry Description:

  1. Describe the firms in the proposed merger. List their annual sales, and extent of their operations.
  2. From the firms’ point of view, what are some of the incentives to consolidate?
  3. List and describe the firms in the industry.
  4. Describe the product, production methods, scale of production, and sources for raw materials. What technologies are used?
  5. Describe the competitive environment within the industry. Is there a dominant firm? Are the other firms follow or actively compete? How do they compete? (For example, by using price, advertising, quality or some other variable.)
  6. Report and interpret the 4 firm concentration ratio, the 8 firm concentration ratio and the Herfindahl Hirschman Index for the industry.
Part 2)
Two Arguments:
In a separate group discussion board, present two arguments. The first should argue in favor of the proposed merger, from the perspective of the firms. The second argues against the proposed merger from the perspective of the broader public interest. In those arguments, answer the following questions.
  1. Explain the importance of competition among firms.
  2. Explain whether the competitive environment in this industry benefits society or not.
  3. Is a high degree of market concentration a boon or threat to consumers? Explain. Use either the allocative efficiency or dynamic efficiency arguments.
  4. Can the oligopoly market structure benefit both consumers and businesses by forging common standards in industries that experience rapid technological change?                    
Part 3)
Written Report:

Write a 5-8 page paper that contains the information presented in your group discussion boards. Concentration ratios and descriptive statistics for various industries are available at the Census Bureau’s economic census web site:
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/concentration.html
 

Our guarantees

Study Acers provides students with tutoring and help them save time, and excel in their courses. Students LOVE us!No matter what kind of essay paper you need, it is simple and secure to hire an essay writer for a price you can afford at StudyAcers. Save more time for yourself. Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Our Homework Writing Disciplines

With a highly diverse team in almost all academic fields including: