Cartels et ententes

Emmanuel Combe

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In the business world, agreements between firms or companies and their distributors are common practice. For example, some cooperate in the development of new products, while others organize a system of franchises for the marketing of their production. But there is a great temptation to organize secretly to share markets, to circumvent free competition by agreeing on selling prices, in short, to form a cartel. This book explains how cartels work, the conditions conducive to their emergence and stability, the interests at stake, and the methods of antitrust enforcement (how to detect them, how to punish them). It examines the limits between lawful cartels, which can be favourable to consumers and economic efficiency, and those which, by reducing competition, are detrimental to it.

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  • University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne

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Laetitia Driguez, Cartels et ententes, December 2004, Concurrences N° 1-2004, Art. N° 12682, pp. 111-112

Publisher Presses Universitaires de France

Date 10 March 2004

Number of pages 128

ISBN 978-2130542186

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