Distribution Conventionality in the Movie Sector: An Econometric Analysis of Cinema Supply

Collins, Alan ; Scorcu, Antonello E. ; Zanola, R. (2008) Distribution Conventionality in the Movie Sector: An Econometric Analysis of Cinema Supply. Bologna: Dipartimento di Scienze economiche DSE, p. 21. DOI 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4608. In: Quaderni - Working Paper DSE (639). ISSN 2282-6483.
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This paper empirically analyzes the impact of several factors on a ‘conventionality index’ in the specific context of the cinema exhibition sector. To our knowledge, it is the first time that a standard conventionality index has been constructed for this purpose. Econometric analysis of the determinants of variation in this index provides decision-makers with an empirical focus for analyzing distributional aspects of the movie exhibition market, with particular emphasis on product differentiation. Specifically, (i) do cinemas based in a city area have a different or ‘specialized’ focus in contrast to cinemas in small towns? Or, (ii) do multiplexes have a different or more specialized focus in comparison with cinemas? To this end, cross-sectional econometric models are estimated to help analyze these effects in three Italian regions for a sample of cinemas covering the 2006 season.

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Collins, Alan
Scorcu, Antonello E.
Zanola, R.
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movies; conventionality index; supply; Italy.
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2282-6483
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