© 1993

The Role of Competition in Economic Transition

  • Christopher T. Saunders

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Editor’s Introduction

    1. Christopher Saunders
      Pages 1-12
  3. Competition: Theories and Conditions

  4. Eastern Approaches

  5. Views from the West

  6. A Role for International Action

    1. David G. Mayes
      Pages 197-233
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-248

About this book


This volume reports the proceedings of a conference of highly qualified practitioners and theorists from East and West, dealing with competition and the important part it plays as an essential element of the market economic system. So far, in the countries of Central and East Europe and of the former USSR, privatisation of state enterprises has failed to bring about a more responsive, more competitive behaviour of these firms. It is recognised that various elements of competition - privatisation, breaking down of monopolies, trade liberalisation, strengthening of small- and medium-sized competitors; and institutional requirements - should be implemented simultaneously.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher T. Saunders
    • 1
  1. 1.Science Policy Research UnitUniversity of SussexUK

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