To explore the associated stakes and consequences in this relatively nascent research topic, our special issue aims to compare and contrast recent advances in the economic theory of bundling
with the telecom and media industries' specific experiences and applications.
Hopefully, what I've learned about bundling
from our experience at Park Region Telephone Co.
costs small businesses $13 billion in federal contracts in fiscal 2001 (the most recent data available), according to the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy.
The bonus is that everyone who participates in the bundling
chain, from the coordinators to the smallest contributors, gets credit with politicians desperate for campaign funds.
The supposed "revival" of bundling
in the sixties was not part of the sexual revolution of those days.
Although the problem of bundling
has been discussed from many angles, as far as we know, it has not been noted in literature that bundling
often increases profits at the cost of reducing sales.
, payouts and loans were processed monthly, but delivery of funds was deferred cotingent upon the recordkeeper's schedule.
But one consequence of such loose bundling
is that the broker's research obligations are too indefinite to be delegated to other firms; the research must be produced by the broker "in house.
The next section examines premium bundling
from a theoretic perspective with an initial focus on its feasibility as a profit-maximizing pricing strategy.