|Starts:||16:00 04 December 2017|
|Ends:||17:30 04 December 2017|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
CCCJ Seminar Programme 2017/18
(in collaboration with Methods@Manchester)
Business cartels cause severe financial damage and harm consumer trust; cartel
enforcement authorities use heavy penalties and whistle-blower leniency policies in their
efforts to control and detect cartel behaviour. However, corporations react to increased
external control by strengthening the internal control of cartels. Sanctions do not always
deter sufficiently, and cartelists may use the leniency arrangement strategically. This project
empirically investigates internal control mechanisms and social networks within cartels.
Through case studies of detected cartels and interviews with insiders, this research aims to
answer the question of what makes cartels endure and what forms of internal control play a
role in this process.