Develop a paper detailing an analysis of market structures and relating pricing strategies that are suitable for each of these structures.

Complete your Research Project 1 in a Word document, SPA formatted.

The instructions concerning this assignment as well as the grading rubric are reproduced below.

Pricing strategy varies significantly across different market structures.  The pricing guidelines in a monopoly market are relatively straightforward.  Since the company is the only producer offering the product, it can mark-up the price as far as the customer can bear.  The pricing strategies for a producer operating in a perfect competition structure are also fairly intuitive. They are price takers, and hence price is set at the marginal cost of the product.  This is due to the fact that there are many firms offering nearly identical products.  However, there is optimal pricing for the market structures offering differentiated products with many competitors (oligopoly) or a few producers (monopolistic competition). These are much more complex and involved.  It has been stated that differentiation in products that creates differences in customer valuation is the most prevalent type of competition.  In such markets pricing strategies may include the three C’s of cost, competition, and customer.

Develop a paper detailing an analysis of market structures and relating pricing strategies that are suitable for each of these structures.  Furthermore, include a real world example of pricing strategy for a specific company by identifying its market structure.

Your paper should be MINIMUM 2500 words, in SPA Format and structured as follows:

Cover page with a running head 


Abstract


1.  Perfect Competition
   

     1.1. Description
   

     1.2. Pricing Strategies

2. Monopolistic competition
   

     2.1. Description
  

     2.2. Pricing Strategies


3. Oligopoly 
   

     3.1. Description
   

     3.2. Pricing Strategies


4. Monopoly
   

     4.1. Description
   

     4.2. Pricing Strategies


5. Case Study


6. Conclusion


References

Your paper needs to include at least FIVE scholarly sources, i.e. peer reviewed articles. SITES LIKE WIKIPEDIA, ANTI ESSAYS AND SO ON ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE REFERENCES. IF PAPER IS PLAGIARIZED AND/OR SPA GUIDELINES ARE NOT FOLLOWED OR CONTENTS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE, I WILL IMMEDIATELY DISPUTE!!!!

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