CLO #5 – Investigate the conditions under which a firm operates as perfectly competitive, monopolistically competitive, or a monopoly.
Firms like Papa John’s, Domino’s, and Pizza Hut sell pizza and other products that are differentiated in nature. While numerous pizza chains exist in most locations, the differentiated nature of these firms’ products permits them to charge prices above marginal cost.
- Given these observations, is the pizza industry most likely a monopoly, perfectly competitive, monopolistically competitive, or an oligopoly industry?
- Use the causal view of structure, conduct, and performance to explain the role of differentiation in the market for pizza.
- Next apply the feedback critique to the role of differentiation in the industry