The effects of capacity on sales under alternative vertical contracts

Ioannou, I, Mortimer, J H and Mortimer, R (2011) The effects of capacity on sales under alternative vertical contracts. Journal of Industrial Economics, 59 (1). pp. 117-154. ISSN 0022-1821

Abstract

Retailer capacity decisions can impact sales for products by affecting, for example, availability and visibility. Using data from the U.S. video rental industry, we report estimates of the effect of capacity on sales under alternative vertical contracts. New monitoring technologies facilitated new supply contracts in this industry, reducing upfront costs of capacity but requiring minimum capacity purchases, strongly impacting stocking decisions. We find that larger capacity (more tapes) for a given title can substantially increase rentals of that title; and that alternative vertical contractual forms for distributing tapes from studios to retailers strongly impacts the relationship between capacity and rentals.

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Item Type: Article
Subject Areas: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Date Deposited: 17 May 2016 12:17
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2019 14:35
URI: https://lbsresearch.london.edu/id/eprint/401
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