Author(s)Du Toit, Roscar.
Contributor(s)De Mestral, A. L. C. (advisor)
Business Administration, Management.
Political Science, International Law and Relations.
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AbstractThis thesis examines the possible approaches to the control of anticompetitive business practices with an international or cross-border dimension. The study commences with a discussion of the importance of competition regulation in the domestic policies of states and the impact that globalization has had on competition regulation. It then proceeds to analyse the various approaches to the regulation of international competition. Reference is made to the development, benefits and drawbacks of the existing methods of unilateral and bilateral regulation and suggestions are made regarding the further elaboration of these methods. A major part of the discussion deals with plurilateral and multilateral competition regulation, analysing the effectiveness of existing regulatory mechanisms and considering a number of recent proposals relating to multilateral regulation. Particular attention is given to the potential role of the WTO in this regard. In conclusion, suggestions are made regarding possible future developments.
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation