TITLE

Is Microsoft a Monopoly: An Empirical Test

AUTHOR(S)
Khan, Saleheen; Islam, Faridul; Ahmed, Syed M.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
American Business Review;Jun2004, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p130
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Microsoft Corp. is the largest software firm in the world producing both the operating system and the application software for personal computers. The company is likely to continue to dominate the operating system and software industry by catering to the needs of consumers. However, allegations have surfaced to the effect that Microsoft has been gaining its market power, through unfair business practices beginning from the early 1990's, something denied by the Microsoft management. The aim of this paper is to empirically determine whether or not Microsoft actually possesses monopoly power and if so, whether it uses this power to sabotage competition in other fields.
ACCESSION #
13989746

 

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