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Google’s Antitrust Cases Competition Analysis in New Economy Markets

Andreides, Katalin (2015) Google’s Antitrust Cases Competition Analysis in New Economy Markets. Working Paper. Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Business Administration.

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Abstract

Today, global economic performance largely depends on digital ecosystems. E-commerce, cloud, social media, sharing economy are the main products of the modern innovative economic systems which are constantly raising new regulatory questions. Meanwhile the United States has an unimpeachable dominance in innovation and new technologies, as well as a large and open domestic market, the EU is only recently discovering the importance of empowering the European digital economy and aims to break down its highly fragmented cross-border online economic environment. As global economy is rapidly becoming digital, Europe’s effort to create and invest in common digital market is understandable. The comprehensive investigations launched by the European Commission into the role of social network, search engine, or sharing economy internet platforms, which are new generation technologies dominated by American firms; or the recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union declaring that the Commission’s US Safe Harbor Decision is invalid1 might be considered as part of an anti-American protectionist policy. However, these measures could rather be seen as part of a broader trend to foster European enterprises in technology developments.

Item Type:Monograph (Working Paper)
Series Name:Corvinus Law Papers (CLP)
Series Number / Identification Number:6/2015
Uncontrolled Keywords:internet search engines, Google, antitrust policy
Subjects:Law
Media and communication
ID Code:2163
Deposited By: Ádám Hoffmann
Deposited On:03 Dec 2015 15:32
Last Modified:03 Dec 2015 15:32

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