A New Definition of Platform Market Dominance for the Platform Economy

By Diana Montenegro

In the context of the actual debate about the necessity of a deep reform of competition law, this thesis pretends to update the concept of platform market dominance.

The author held that the traditional theoretical abstract framework used in competition law’s analysis does not fit to platform as this is a new type of meta-organization differently from traditional firms and decentralized markets.

For the author, in the new platform economy, to find the correct concept of platform market dominance is necessary to differentiate between platform market dominance inside the platform ecosystem and market dominance when occurs competition between platform organizations.

This academic work just claims that it is time for antitrust academics to recognize that the traditional conceptualization of monopoly has changed due to the recent technological revolution.

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