Competition Policy Implications of Electronic Business-to-Business Marketplaces: Issues for Marketers
CCP Working Paper No. 07-15
34 Pages Posted: 1 Sep 2007
Electronic marketplaces (e-marketplaces) allow networks of buyers and sellers to conduct business online and to exchange information more efficiently using Internet technology. Despite the benefits that e-marketplaces potentially afford firms, concerns have been raised that these markets may damage competition. This study considers the antitrust or competition legislation related to e-marketplaces and examines the possible competition concerns they raise. Potentially anticompetitive features of e-marketplaces are examined and guidance for firm conduct when creating or participating in an e-marketplace is offered.
Keywords: electronic marketplaces, antitrust, policy
JEL Classification: M31, K21, L42
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