Competition Policy and Antitrust Law: Implications of Developments in Supply Chain Management

Greg Gundlach, Robert Frankel, & Riley Krotz (2019), “Competition policy and antitrust law: implications of developments in supply chain management” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 55, Issue 2.

53 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2019

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Gregory T. Gundlach

American Antitrust Institute (AAI); University of North Florida & American Antitrust Institute

Robert Frankel

University of North Florida - Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics

Riley T. Krotz

University of Tennessee

Date Written: March 8, 2019

Abstract

Building on research in supply chain management (SCM) that aids in the workings of society, the authors illustrate how SCM research can advance public policy and law. Using competition policy and antitrust law as an example, they consider how developments in SCM thought and practice augment economic understanding of vertical restraints involving minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). Developments affecting the organization of supply chains; firm-level strategies for the management of retail distribution; and the interactions of supply chain participants are investigated. The findings advance knowledge of the primary procompetitive and anticompetitive theories of RPM found in competition policy and antitrust law. They also illustrate the potential of SCM to expand its reach and impact through studies that address the interplay of SCM and public policy and law.

Keywords: public policy, law, competition policy, antitrust law, vertical restraints, resale price maintenance, supply chain organization, management of supply chains, interfirm interactions

Suggested Citation

Gundlach, Gregory T. and Frankel, Robert and Krotz, Riley T., Competition Policy and Antitrust Law: Implications of Developments in Supply Chain Management (March 8, 2019). Greg Gundlach, Robert Frankel, & Riley Krotz (2019), “Competition policy and antitrust law: implications of developments in supply chain management” Journal of Supply Chain Management, Vol. 55, Issue 2., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3349270 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3349270

Gregory T. Gundlach (Contact Author)

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Robert Frankel

University of North Florida - Department of Management, Marketing, and Logistics ( email )

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Riley T. Krotz

University of Tennessee ( email )

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