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Antitrust law--European Economic Community countries, Entrepreneurship


Finance and Financial Management


Entrepreneurship and new business development has been increasingly moving to the forefront of media, public and governmental attention. Many countries have enacted competition laws to curb abuses and specifically prevent unfair competition. Unlike the Unites States, enforcement of competition law in Europe has historically been the domain of the government, generally under the of the European Commissioners for Competition, and does not rely on private actions of entrepreneurs and new business developers. By combining existing worldwide case law, legislation and governmental policies as a lens, this paper is intended to fill a gap in the existing literature relating to the impact of European competition law and the growth of entrepreneurial enforcement of unfair competition practices. The conclusion and recommendations reached are generalizable and appropriate for use in developing best practice solutions.


Copyright © The Author(s). 2015. All Rights Reserved. Originally published in Journal of International Business and Economics.



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Goldberg, MA, & Mohs, JN. The evolving enforcement of E.U. competition laws. Journal of International Business and Economics, 6(1), pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.15640/jibe.v6n1a1