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barriers to entry

Anything that makes it difficult for a company to establish itself in a new market. Barriers to entry may range from high initial investment costs to illegal restrictive practices.
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A barrier to entry of some height instead typically permits established firms to raise price above the minimum cost level without inducting an automatic correction through entry and potentially to raise it high enough to permit them to operate profitably with unit costs which are not the lowest attainable for the going industry output'[Bain, 1952, p.
This appears to be a significant barrier to entry in small banking markets.
This patent, which sets a significant barrier to entry for competition in the field of RA, constitutes a substantial addition to Can-Fite's patent portfolio and promotes the Company's ability to secure long term exclusive rights to the RA drugs it develops.
The company focuses on acquisition and joint venture opportunities of high quality assets in high barrier to entry markets.
A large licensing fee is a significant barrier to entry for small initial deployments, thus the need for the ZNMS Lite product offering," said Srini Krishnamurthy, Vice President for Business Development at Airbee.
CEO of Implant Sciences, commented, "With this fourth patent covering our explosives detection proprietary technology, we continue building a technological barrier to entry for the detection of explosives using our non-contact, vortex air sampling system.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Purchase of patents institutes a significant competitive barrier to entry as GPS Industries solidifies its continued bid to own the international marketplace
Rating concerns include HIW's geographic exposure to southeastern US markets, which are characterized as low barrier to entry markets, including its largest geographic exposure, North Carolina, representing approximately 30% of its total revenue.
Companies will need to move to value added, barrier to entry products to survive.
ADDITIONAL LEGISLATION WILL IMPOSE A BARRIER TO ENTRY TO THE INDUSTRY AND A BURDEN ON MANY HEDGE FUNDS.
The success of the ASP platform lies in its ability to combine robust analytics with a lower barrier to entry and easy integration with existing analytics tools," said RiskMetrics Group co-head of managed services, Ken Parker.
Recognizing the challenges BRE has faced, the ratings and Outlook continue to reflect the company's focus on high barrier to entry markets characterized by high land values and difficult entitlement processes, which help mitigate oversupply.