The effects of oligopoly in the US Automobile sector on pricing and development
Seminar paper from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Trade and Distribution, Maastricht University, language: English, abstract: The US automobile industry is a good example of an oligopoly. It consists mainly of three major firms, General Motors (GM), Ford, and Chrysler. The influence of this oligopoly can be seen in the prices and the development and introduction of new car models into the American car market. Extensive work has been done on the field of collusive behaviour in the US automobile market and moreover the introduction of the small car in the 1950s shows how the firms collude when it comes to the introduction of a new car.
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