barriers to entry

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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 latest offer enables us to reduce the entry barrier in the mobile broadband domainand assists us in achieving our goal of digitally empowering each and every customer.
In brief, entry barrier analysis assumes the definition of a relevant market and therefore fits oddly in a "direct proof' analysis meant to obviate the need of proving relevant markets.
As I was approaching the airport at approximately 10pm, my friend who I was picking up, phoned me to say that the an entry barrier to the car park had malfunctioned and was not lifting.
Venkatapathy (1983) highlighted that lack of business experience, in spite of higher education, seems to appear as an entry barrier to become an entrepreneur.
As a part of the measures, basic deposit requirement of 15 million won will be introduced as an entry barrier to ELW investment and existing market practices will be revised to help investors easily compare ELW prices.
We expect to build baseline sates as promotions are used to lower the entry barrier," he adds.
I am doing a market research for a innovative outdoor advertising medium, since this is NOT a patentable idea the most common question i have been asked by angel funds is, what is the entry barrier for your idea?
Nicoletti and Scarpetta (2003) and (2006) find that entry barrier is negatively related to TFP in OECD countries.
These products contain a high degree of IP specific to OEMs, thereby presenting a significant entry barrier for ODMs and any new participants.
Customers should take a ticket from the car park entry barrier and take it to the GNER travel centre in the station.
Yip expanded entry barrier theory to include entry through acquisition, rather than limiting entry to new legal entities, as had previously been done in IO theory.
This could be a serious entry barrier for some of the foreign companies, such as Britain's Standard Life Assurance Co.