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Book

Global Food Value Chains and Competition Law

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Academic editor: I. Lianos, A. Ivanov, D. Davis.

This book aims to introduce a new framework of analysis for competition law and policy, but also the broader field of regulation of the food economy, drawing on the concept of global value chains. These global value chains are  structures of organisation of economic activity, which are characterised by their systemic, coordination-driven nature. They rely on various systems of transnational governance and different sorts of linkages, some traditional such as contract law, others novel and relying on corporate law, property law or some more informal mechanisms, relying on information technology. For instance, GVCs are becoming a primary conduit for the transfer of intellectual property (‘IP’) globally, with the creators of intellectual products relying less on traditional IP regimes to enable them
to limit access to their material, and more on a combination of contractual rights and technological protections.


Global Food Value Chains and Competition Law