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The complexities of competition and competitiveness: challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism

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The complexities of competition and competitiveness : challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism. / Jessop, Bob.

Asian capitalism and the regulation of competition: towards a regulatory geography of global competition law. ed. / Michael C. Dowdle; John S. Gillespie; Imelda Maher. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013. p. 96-120.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)

Harvard

Jessop, B 2013, The complexities of competition and competitiveness: challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism. in MC Dowdle, JS Gillespie & I Maher (eds), Asian capitalism and the regulation of competition: towards a regulatory geography of global competition law. Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 96-120.

APA

Jessop, B. (2013). The complexities of competition and competitiveness: challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism. In M. C. Dowdle, J. S. Gillespie, & I. Maher (Eds.), Asian capitalism and the regulation of competition: towards a regulatory geography of global competition law (pp. 96-120). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Vancouver

Jessop B. The complexities of competition and competitiveness: challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism. In Dowdle MC, Gillespie JS, Maher I, editors, Asian capitalism and the regulation of competition: towards a regulatory geography of global competition law. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2013. p. 96-120

Author

Jessop, Bob. / The complexities of competition and competitiveness : challenges for competition law and economic governance in variegated capitalism. Asian capitalism and the regulation of competition: towards a regulatory geography of global competition law. editor / Michael C. Dowdle ; John S. Gillespie ; Imelda Maher. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013. pp. 96-120

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