Law and Policy in International Business

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 3, Spring

Chickens Come Home to Roost: Have American Treaties Fenced off Some of Our Best Jobs from Americans?
The worm has turned, the pendulum swung, the chickens come home to roost. The bully is hoist on his own petard, there to suffer his just desserts. Our language abounds in metaphors reflecting our delight in David-and-Goliath stories, in which underdogs...
Everything Old Is New Again: An Analysis of Rights of Foreign Investors under Section 104
I. INTRODUCTION In recent years, nations have negotiated various agreements to harmonize international intellectual property laws.(1) The United States has recently signed two such agreements, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)(2)...
Legal Framework and Private Sector Development in Transitional Economies: The Case of Viet-Nam
INTRODUCTION Viet-Nam's transition to a market economy requires the reactivation of the private sector within a "multi-component" or mixed economy. Several new laws have been introduced in many areas since 1990 to achieve this objective and create...
State Enterprise Reform in China: Managing the Transition to a Market Economy
I. INTRODUCTION II. BACKGROUND TO STATE ENTERPRISE REFORMS A. The Ownership Structure of Industrial Firms 1. State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) 2. Collective Enterprises a. Rural Collectives b. Urban Collectives 3. Private...
The Sufficiency of Copyright Protection in the Video Electronic Entertainment Industry: Comparing the United States with the European Union
I. INTRODUCTION The video game industry has launched its "new generation" of video game entertainment. With a twelve billion dollar worldwide market(1) and claims of video games penetrating seventy percent of households with children under fifteen,(2)...
Will the Rubber Grip the Road? an Analysis of the U.S.-Japan Automotive Agreement
I haven't got anything against open competition. If they can build a better car and sell it for less money, let 'em do it. But what burns me up is that I can't go into Japan. We can't build, we can't sell, we can't service, we can't do a damn thing over...