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Competitive Advantage and Competition Policy in Developing Countries

Edited by Paul Cook, Director, Centre on Regulation and Competition (CRC), University of Manchester, UK, Raul Fabella, Professor of Economics and Dean, School of Economics, University of the Philippines and Cassey Lee, Associate Professor of Industrial Economics, Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus), Malaysia
The book discusses competition from different theoretical perspectives and examines the implications these viewpoints have for policy. The contributors assess competitiveness in domestic markets and the impact of foreign competition. They also review the experiences of a range of countries in developing competition policy and examine both the strengths and weaknesses of these policies.
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Publication Date: 2007
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Competitive markets are now established in most successful economies but the question of what competition is and what it means for policy in developing countries is often overlooked. This book provides a refreshing and critical examination of the issues relating to market competition and competition policy.

The book discusses competition from different theoretical perspectives and examines the implications these viewpoints have for policy. The contributors assess competitiveness in domestic markets and the impact of foreign competition. They also review the experiences of a range of countries in developing competition policy and examine both the strengths and weaknesses of these policies.

Written in a non-technical manner, Competitive Advantage and Competition Policy in Developing Countries is addressed to policymakers, as well as academics, concerned with regulation and competition. It will also be of interest to regulators in dedicated agencies such as utility regulators, competition agencies and those dealing with regulatory impact assessment.
‘This is an ambitious collection of essays, in an area that needs good research and formalization. It should appeal to someone interested in the nexus between competition and development in developing countries. . .’
– Abel M. Mateus, World Competition

‘. . . a very good overview of both industry specific and policy issues facing developing economies as they embrace competition policy. The authors should be congratulated for raising our awareness of an increasingly important area of competition development.’
– Ray Steinwall, Competition and Consumer Law Journal
Contributors: P. Cook, K. Dawar, J. Ewert, R. Fabella, T. Hartzenberg, J. Henderson, K. Kampel, C. Lee, G. Mendes de Paula, J.S. Metcalfe, S. Raihan, R. Ramlogan, Y. Uchida, E. Yonnedi
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Paul Cook, Raul Fabella and Cassey Lee

PART I: COMPETITION POLICY AND DEVELOPMENT
2. Competition and the Regulation of Economic Development
John Stanley Metcalfe and Ronnie Ramlogan

3. Model Competition Laws
Cassey Lee

4. Legal Traditions and Competition Policy
Cassey Lee

5. Establishing Consumers as Equivalent Players in Competition Policy
Kamala Dawar

6. Guanxi and Taipans: Market Power and the East Asian Model of Competition
Raul Fabella

PART II: EXPERIENCE WITH COMPETITION POLICY
7. Competition Policy and the Legal System in Brazil
Germano Mendes de Paula

8. Competition Policy and Enterprise Development: The Role of Public Interest Objectives in South Africa’s Competition Policy
Trudi Hartzenberg

9. Competitive Markets and Competition Policy in Indonesia
Efa Yonnedi

10. Competition Policy in Malaysia
Cassey Lee

11. Competition Policy and Competitive Markets in Bangladesh
Selim Raihan

PART III: COMPETITION AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE
12. The Role of South African Competition Law in Supporting SMEs
Kim Kampel

13. Globalization and Competition in the South African Wine Industry
Joachim Ewert and Jeffrey Henderson

14. Foreign Competition and Growth: Bangladesh Manufacturing Industries
Selim Raihan

15. Domestic Competition and Technological and Trade Competitiveness
Yuichiro Uchida and Paul Cook

Index