This work examines the management of inter-organizational cooperative ventures that seek to produce knowledge rather than products. Contending that our understanding of the strategic management of collective action needs improvement, Murphy details the general concepts of managing cooperative R&D, including the need to forge a consensus among participants. Three specific ventures--the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology, the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation, and Sematech--are analyzed for their successes and failures, as well as the lessons that can be learned from them.
Do the antitrust laws have a place in the digital economy or are they obsolete? That is the question raised by the government's legal action against Microsoft, and it is the question this volume is designed to answer. America's antitrust laws were born out of the Industrial Revolution. Opponents of the antitrust laws argue that whatever merit the antitrust laws may have had in the past they have no place in a digital economy. Rapid innovation makes the accumulation of market power practically impossible. Markets change too quickly for antitrust actions to keep up. And antitrust remedies are inevitably regulatory and hence threaten to `regulate business'. A different view - and, generally, the view presented in this volume - is that antitrust law can and does have an important and constructive role to play in the digital economy. The software business is new, it is complex, and it is rapidly moving. Analysis of market definition, contestibility and potential competition, the role of innovation, network externalities, cost structures and marketing channels present challenges for academics, policymakers and judges alike. Evaluating consumer harm is problematic. Distinguishing between illegal conduct and brutal - but legitimate - competition is often difficult. Is antitrust analysis up to the challenge? This volume suggests that antitrust analysis `still works'. In stark contrast to the political rhetoric that has surrounded much of the debate over the Microsoft case, the articles presented here suggest neither that Microsoft is inherently bad, nor that it deserves a de facto exemption from the antitrust laws. Instead, they offer insights - for policymakers, courts, practitioners, professors and students of antitrust policy everywhere - on how antitrust analysis can be applied to the business of making and marketing computer software.
Reviews theories of competition and existing literature, and examines the attributes of market competition and strategies adhered to by firms in the global marketplace. Provides an in-depth analysis of a broad spectrum of important topics on competitive strategies and tactics.
Offering a concise and critical comparison of EU competition law and US antitrust law from an economic perspective, this is the ideal textbook for international and interdisciplinary courses combining law and economic approaches.
Competition, Unfair by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
"This work illustrates how domestic competition law policies intersect with the realities of international business. The first part of the book provides country reports explaining the extraterritorial reach of national laws; the countries covered are: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the EC, Israel, Japan, Singapore, and the United States. The second part of the book offers several proposals for effectively managing these overlapping competition policy regimes--by the publisher."
Telecommunication by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Energy and Commerce. Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet