Definitions for "barriers to entry"
Circumstances particular to a given industry that create disadvantages for new...
Characteristics of a given industry, sector or company that make it difficult for new competitors to enter. These barriers can include economies of scale, brand, capital requirements, and government policies. see also critical mass, lock-in.
factors and conditions that make it difficult for a new firm to enter a particular market or industry; e.g., large advertising and promotion budgets of existing companies that serve as an major obstacle for a new firm to enter the market. Some critics claim the result of large budgets is less competition because the large advertisers have competitive advantages such as economies of scale, particularly those associated with media costs. See competitive barriers.
Keywords:  bbs, bulletin, bottom, board, planning
Bottom-up planning Bulletin board system (BBS)