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Appraisal of Joint Dominance in the Landscape of Co-opetition

Andersson, Emanuela (2010)
Department of Business Law
Abstract
The accusation of an abuse of joint dominance on the basis of behaviour has been found groundless in Italian Flat Glass. In Airtours, the Commission Decision referring to creation of a joint dominant position and finding that the merger in question was incompatible with the Common Market, has been annulled by the Court as well. Proving the existence of a collusive oligopoly at a fix point of time is not enough in order to sustain the finding of joint dominance; the parties of the collusive oligopoly have to be economically interconnected in such way that the collective strategy adopted is sustainable during a long period of time. This study asserts that the contemporary undertakings can be economically interconnected by means of... (More)
The accusation of an abuse of joint dominance on the basis of behaviour has been found groundless in Italian Flat Glass. In Airtours, the Commission Decision referring to creation of a joint dominant position and finding that the merger in question was incompatible with the Common Market, has been annulled by the Court as well. Proving the existence of a collusive oligopoly at a fix point of time is not enough in order to sustain the finding of joint dominance; the parties of the collusive oligopoly have to be economically interconnected in such way that the collective strategy adopted is sustainable during a long period of time. This study asserts that the contemporary undertakings can be economically interconnected by means of participation in interfirm networks and co-opetitive interplay. This kind of interaction gives birth to a new form of anticompetitive behaviour, hereby named the implicit collusion. (Less)
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author
Andersson, Emanuela
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Joint Dominance, Implicit Collusion, Network Governance, Process Interoperability, Italian Flat Glass, CEWAL, Airtours, Co-opetition, Juridical science, Rättsvetenskap, juridik
language
English
id
1544051
date added to LUP
2010-01-17 00:00:00
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2010-08-03 10:52:59
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  abstract     = {The accusation of an abuse of joint dominance on the basis of behaviour has been found groundless in Italian Flat Glass. In Airtours, the Commission Decision referring to creation of a joint dominant position and finding that the merger in question was incompatible with the Common Market, has been annulled by the Court as well. Proving the existence of a collusive oligopoly at a fix point of time is not enough in order to sustain the finding of joint dominance; the parties of the collusive oligopoly have to be economically interconnected in such way that the collective strategy adopted is sustainable during a long period of time. This study asserts that the contemporary undertakings can be economically interconnected by means of participation in interfirm networks and co-opetitive interplay. This kind of interaction gives birth to a new form of anticompetitive behaviour, hereby named the implicit collusion.},
  author       = {Andersson, Emanuela},
  keyword      = {Joint Dominance,Implicit Collusion,Network Governance,Process Interoperability,Italian Flat Glass,CEWAL,Airtours,Co-opetition,Juridical science,Rättsvetenskap, juridik},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Appraisal of Joint Dominance in the Landscape of Co-opetition},
  year         = {2010},
}