Ompetitive Analysis and Business Cycles

Need the following answered with cited sources. Attached handout.

1.Read the following handout on market structures: Attached

Which structure best describes the market in which your Microsoft operates? Why?

2. What are some ways that the government has supported your Microsoft and the computer industry?

3. The government has two important roles: promote competition as well as protect consumers. Suppose Microsoft develops a brand new product that is high in demand by consumers. Microsoft applies and receives a patent. Should the government put time limits on your patent. Explain. (Be sure to add current research as there are several recent examples on this issue: Apple vs. Microsoft).