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Title: Platform price parity clauses and market segmentation
Author: Calzada, Joan
Manna, Ester
Mantovani, Andrea
Keywords: Política de preus
Clàusules (Dret)
Agències de viatges
Condicions econòmiques
Prices policy
Clauses (Law)
Travel agencies
Economic conditions
Issue Date: Sep-2022
Publisher: Wiley
Abstract: Price parity clauses (PPCs) are widely adopted by online platforms to force client sellers not to lower their prices elsewhere. We investigate under what conditions online travel agencies (OTAs) decide to apply PPCs, and how this affects hotels' listing decisions on OTAs. We find OTAs adopt PPCs when there is a sufficiently large competitive pressure in the market, either between OTAs, or between hotels (or both). PPCs allow OTAs to charge higher commission fees to hotels, which can respond by delisting from certain OTAs, thereby segmenting the market. We also find that consumers and hotels generally lose out with PPCs.
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It is part of: Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, 2022, vol. 31(Fall), num. 3, p. 609-637
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ISSN: 1058-6407
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