Introductory remarks on the phenomenon of business networks and on this volume

Peter Krebs, Stefanie Jung

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The effects of business networks on the competition are interesting from both an economic as well as a legal perspective. The book illustrates the European legal perspective whereby the considerations, in general, do not essentially depend on specific legal systems but are thought to be universally applicable, provided that they not already apply European law or are of a comparative nature. It presents cooperative, non-hierarchical business networks consisting of enterprises interacting on an equal footing. The network enterprises at least partially exchange their economic independence for the co-ordination of their economic activities by means of concerted practices, agreements or the foundation of a corporation in order to implement the network aim through the bundling of resources. The book focuses on competition law and its impact on business networks. It examines business networks from an interdisciplinary perspective. Accordingly, many contributions deal with a certain form of business networks, the so-called cooperative business networks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBusiness Networks Reloaded
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781317170532
ISBN (Print)9781472470928
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2017
Externally publishedYes


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