Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.2573
Title: Manufacturing and Distribution Strategies, Distribution Channels, and Transaction Costs: The Case of Parallel Imported Automobiles
Authors: Yeung, G. 
Mok, V.
Issue Date: Jan-2013
Source: Yeung, G.,Mok, V. (2013-01). Manufacturing and Distribution Strategies, Distribution Channels, and Transaction Costs: The Case of Parallel Imported Automobiles. Managerial and Decision Economics 34 (1) : 44-58. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/mde.2573
Abstract: We examine how constraints on transnational corporations' official distribution channels, asset specificity, and bounded rationality of franchise dealers and parallel traders contribute to the sustainability of the parallel importation of automobiles. The manufacturing and distribution strategies employed by transnational corporations considerably add to the regional differences in the pricing and availability of specific models, as well as vehicle specifications. These necessary conditions enable opportunistic parallel traders to engage in arbitrage. The asset specificity of franchise dealers, bounded rationality, and opportunism of dealers and arbitrageurs sustain the parallel importation of automobiles. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 34 1 January 2013 10.1002/mde.2573 Research Article Research Articles Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Source Title: Managerial and Decision Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/49674
ISSN: 01436570
DOI: 10.1002/mde.2573
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