barrier to exit

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a factor preventing a company from leaving a market in which it is currently doing business. A barrier to exit makes it difficult for a company to abandon an unprofitable product or service because of factors such as possession of specialist equipment only suited to the manufacture of one product, high costs of retraining the workforce in different skills, or the detrimental effect of withdrawing one product from a range on the rest of the product family. There may also be legal considerations or labor union agreements that prevent closure of a factory or redundancies.

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