1st Edition

Business, Markets and Government in the Asia-Pacific Competition Policy, Convergence and Pluralism

Edited By Yun-Peng Chu, Rong-I Wu Copyright 1998
    358 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    Exploring the thorny issues of industrial organisation, competition policy and liberalization in the Asia-Pacific region, this book examines the ways in which governments regulate business. Using case studies from China, the USA, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia and Japan, the authors take a comparative look at the evolution of policies and their implementation on the ground.
    With a specific focus on the energy, transport and telecommuncations sectors, this book represents the most up-to-date analysis of the ways in which governments in the Asia-Pacific are coping with rapid industrial and economic change.

    1 Introduction Part 1: Business and Markets 2 Business networks in East Asia: diversity and evolution 3 Markets, competition and restructuring in the 1990s 4 State intervention, ownership and state enterprise reform in China Part 2: Competition Policy 5 The evolution of competition policy: lessons from comparative experience 6 The convergence of competition law within APEC and the CER agreement 7 Competition policy in APEC: principles of harmonisation 8 Trade and competition policy 9 Competition regulation and policy in Thailand Part 3: Deregulation, Liberalisation and Privatisation 10 Policy approaches to economic deregulation and regulatory reform 11 Telecommunications and privatisation in Asia 12 Japan’s air transport policy at a crossroad 13 Power sector reform in Malaysia: privatisation and regulation 14 Liberalisation and privatisation of the Thai power sector: issues and perspectives 15 Summary of discussion


    Rong-I Wu and Yun-Peng Chu, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Taipei and the Institute of Social Science and Philosophy, Academica Sineca, Taipei.