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- Having the character of, or dominated by, an oligopoly
1988 August 5, David Moberg, “Competing Together”, in Chicago Reader:
- There was little competition in oligopolistic industries, and "Fordist" production techniques emphasized long production runs, routinized and "deskilled" work, and minimal innovation or attention to quality.
- 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 604:
- Medicine […] is in many cases no less business- and money-oriented than the great oligopolistic corporations.