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Monopolisation refers to attempts by a dominant firm or group of relatively large firms to maintain or increase market control through various anti-competitive practices such as predatory pricing, pre-emption of facilities, and foreclosure of competition.

Source Publication:
Glossary of Industrial Organisation Economics and Competition Law, compiled by R. S. Khemani and D. M. Shapiro, commissioned by the Directorate for Financial, Fiscal and Enterprise Affairs, OECD, 1993.

Cross References:
Abuse of dominant position


Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Thursday, January 3, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, January 29, 2002