Definition of oligopolistic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌäliˌɡäpəˈlistik/


See oligopoly

‘The market imperfections model offers a varied approach which explains the firm's motives for engaging in international business activities under monopolistic and oligopolistic market structures.’
  • ‘Markets are most likely to be oligopolistic where economies of scale are significant, for example oligopoly is typical of oil refining and distribution, pharmaceuticals, car manufacturing, and detergents.’
  • ‘Like all cartels, the IMF uses its oligopolistic power to pursue political objectives.’
  • ‘Register a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Competition, and with the Washington State Attorney General about the oligopolistic supermarket ownership distribution in Seattle.’
  • ‘In light of the sensitivity of the support for H3c to the choice of model, another point of concern is the possibility that we are capturing an oligopolistic reaction effect rather than trait-based imitation.’
  • ‘But firms in oligopolistic industries will often be able to avoid tough competition without colluding; equilibrium market performance in oligopoly may be much the same with or without collusion.’
  • ‘Did you know that ‘markets tend to oligopolistic outcomes’?’
  • ‘In order to maintain a global competitive alliance with its rival firms in the globally oligopolistic industry, SCC had to capture a strategic position in this region.’
  • ‘In essence, competition policy is about encouraging competition among firms and battling monopolistic or oligopolistic practices, or those which privilege national producers over those in other EU member states.’
  • ‘Because information technology is highly advanced, it is susceptible to monopolistic or oligopolistic control.’
  • ‘The United States pioneered the large, monopolistic or oligopolistic firm in the late 19th century.’
  • ‘Her account begins with the sole proprietorships and partnerships common in 1800 and concludes with the large oligopolistic corporations that emerged at the end of the century.’
  • ‘Added to the domestic trends was the fourfold increase in the price of oil that resulted from the exercise of oligopolistic power by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries.’
  • ‘Furthermore, the sources of the messages that occupy this portion of Americans' life activity are increasingly oligopolistic media corporations.’
  • ‘Open price competition may be limited, although price wars do break out periodically in some oligopolistic markets.’
  • ‘In the United Kingdom the OFT and MMC have often considered excessive pricing arising out of oligopolistic market structures.’
  • ‘If the media owners have skated by for years based on their oligopolistic control of the distribution function, then so have the practitioners of journalism.’
  • ‘These distributors exact massive, and in many areas oligopolistic, profits from wineries as a price for distributing their products to retail stores - and in some cases, refuse to distribute wine from smaller wineries at all.’
  • ‘There is a scarcity or oligopolistic premium [on leading technology stocks], which sometimes pushes valuations to dizzying levels.’
  • ‘Who knows, it might even mean lower prices for consumers and a reduction in profits for the existing oligopolistic operators.’