Regulation of dominant firms in South Africa

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dc.contributor.advisor Lewis, David en
dc.contributor.postgraduate Njoroge, Anne en
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T22:43:15Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-04 en
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T22:43:15Z
dc.date.created 2010-11-09 en
dc.date.issued 2011-07-04 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-06-18 en
dc.description Dissertation (MBA)--University of Pretoria, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract This research report considers how dominant firms can establish when their competitive strategies are not anti-competitive. It argues that a dominant firm‟s actions can either be pro-competitive, thus conduct which competition law is designed to protect; or, anti-competitive and therefore prohibited. It questions whether there are any key principles that are emerging from South African competition law practice and decided cases that can provide some guidelines to dominant firms on whether planned action is prohibited conduct? It also questions whether the enforcement of the South African Competition Act‟s abuse of dominance provisions may have led to the chilling of competition. The research utilised the following methodologies: expert interviews; case studies; and, review of the competition authorities‟ enforcement actions. The report concludes that abuse of dominance cases are highly fact-intensive, industry specific and outcomes are effects-based. As such, it is difficult to prescribe a general rules-based compliance program to guide dominant firms in their development of competitive strategies. Copyright en
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dc.description.department Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) en
dc.identifier.citation Njoroge, A 2010, Regulation of dominant firms in South Africa, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25618 > en
dc.identifier.other F11/475/hj en
dc.identifier.upetdurl http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-06182011-181843/ en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/25618
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2010, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretori en
dc.subject UCTD en_US
dc.subject Strategies en
dc.subject Competitive en
dc.subject Competition en
dc.subject Dominance en
dc.title Regulation of dominant firms in South Africa en
dc.type Dissertation en


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