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The Resource Networks as connected contracts, Gunther Teubner ; (translated by Michelle Everson) ; edited with an introduction by Hugh Collins

Networks as connected contracts, Gunther Teubner ; (translated by Michelle Everson) ; edited with an introduction by Hugh Collins

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Networks as connected contracts
Title
Networks as connected contracts
Statement of responsibility
Gunther Teubner ; (translated by Michelle Everson) ; edited with an introduction by Hugh Collins
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Business networks consist of several independent businesses that enter into interrelated contracts, conferring on the parties many of the benefits of co-ordination achieved through vertical integration in a single firm, without creating a single integrated business such as a corporation or partnership. Retail franchises are one such example of a network, but the most common instance is a credit card transaction between a customer, retailer, and the issuer of the card. How should the law analyse this hybrid economic phenomenon? It is neither exactly a market relationship--because that overlooks the co-ordination, relational qualities and interdependence of the contracts--nor is it a type of business association or company, since it lacks a centralised co-ordinating authority that receives the residual profits. This book is a translation of Gunther Teubner's classic work on networks, setting out his novel legal concept of 'connected contracts'. In it he explains how this concept addresses the problems posed by networks, such as the question whether the network as a whole can be held legally responsible for damage that it causes to third parties such as customers. A substantial introduction by Hugh Collins explains the analysis of networks in the context of German law and the systems theory from which Teubner approaches the topic. The introduction also explores how far the concept of connected contracts might assist in the common law world, including the UK and the USA, to address the same problems that arise in cases involving networks. As well as making a contribution to comparative law and legal theory, the book will be of interest to scholars interested in contract law, commercial law and the law of business associations"--Provided by publisher
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BTCTA
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Teubner, Gunther
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Collins, Hugh
Series statement
International studies in the theory of private law
Series volume
v. 7
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  • Computer networks
  • Liability (Law)
  • Computer networks
  • Liability (Law)
  • Germany
Label
Networks as connected contracts, Gunther Teubner ; (translated by Michelle Everson) ; edited with an introduction by Hugh Collins
Instantiates
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781849461740
Lccn
2011290840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)687704669
Label
Networks as connected contracts, Gunther Teubner ; (translated by Michelle Everson) ; edited with an introduction by Hugh Collins
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-292) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 301 pages
Isbn
9781849461740
Lccn
2011290840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)687704669

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