Prior to the Week 4 assignment, read Chapters 9, 10, and 11 in your textbook. Select one real-world company to use for the Week 4 assignment.
In your paper,
Distinguish among four market structures: perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly in this order.
Identify your company’s market structure (i.e., perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly).
Explain your reasoning.
Examine whether competitive pressures are present in your company’s industry with high barriers to entry.
Evaluate how high barriers to entry into the industry may influence your company’s long-run profitability.
Explain the price elasticity of demand in your company’s market structure and its effect on your company’s pricing decision.