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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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This layered approach across disparate systems creates a substantial and significant barrier to entry for hackers, much more so than the traditional end point-based anti-malware program.
A comparison of our results with those on the barrier to entry through mergers and acquisition activities can provide useful insights.
EirGen has a strong research and development portfolio of over 20 niche, high barrier to entry drugs and, with access to additional capital that Opko will provide, together with the benefits of Irish government programs to encourage research and development in Ireland, EirGen will rapidly expand its drug portfolio.
'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.
The NRSRO designation itself may be a barrier to entry, in that new entrants cannot be nationally recognized because companies naturally gravitate to the current group of raters.
These building access rights represent a significant competitive barrier to entry and time to market advantage, and will help us to effectively accelerate our business plan," said Charles B.
Unlike, say, tax policy or crime prevention, foreign policy is one area where not knowing what you're doing is no barrier to entry. An amnesiac public assures that it's also largely a consequence-free game (quick: who's the current leader of Yugoslavia?
Part of the reason business professionals make up such a large part of this summer party is that the barrier to entry is so high.
As it uses existing infrastructure and devices, this lowers the barrier to entry, as well as reducing the integration risks.
Since when was THAT a barrier to entry to this country, Mr Blunkett?
The phasing out of the Establishment Law looks like a promising initiative, since, according to a recent evaluation by the government, it is not an efficient and essential instrument in fostering the quality of entrepreneurship and, by setting minimum qualifications and other regulations for the creation of new enterprises, especially small ones, it acts as a barrier to entry with a potentially ha rmful restraint of competition.
The barrier to entry is the high price of know-how.