Authors: Sophia Su, Han Donker, Saif Zahir
Addresses: Houthoff Buruma, China Desk, Weena 355, 3013 AL, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. ' School of Business, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9, Canada. ' College of Science and Management, University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9, Canada
Abstract: This paper examines the role of merger control regulations in emerging market economies with special emphasis on the Chinese example. We address the objectives of anticompetitive laws and merger control regulations in such economies and show how they differ from developed countries such as the USA and EU. We review China|s recent merger control regulations vis-a-vis a transitional economy. We find evidence that socio-political objectives and to a lesser extent socio-economic policies of competition prevail in emerging markets and more so in China rather than financially viable and efficient transactions.
Keywords: merger control regulations; mergers; acquisitions; M&A; antitrust law; China; emerging economies; transitional economies; competition.
International Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, 2009 Vol.2 No.4, pp.370 - 388
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