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2014

 

 

 

Title: Theory Building and The Complexities that Underlie Grounded Theory

Date: 23 November 2014

Venue: Wisma R&D, University of Malaya

 

 

Title: Conducting Systematic and Integrative Literature Review

Date: 21 November 2014

Venue:  Wisma R&D, University of Malaya

 

 

Title: Intellectual Property and Standard Setting-Competition Law Implications

Date: 4 November 2014

Venue: Faculty of Economics and Administration, Kuala Lumpur

 

Course Description

Standards (technical specifications that provide a common plan or platform for a product or process) have become increasingly important to many industries - particularly to rapidly expanding industries where intellectual property is critical. Standards allow for better coordination of activities and vary from relatively simple ones such as driving on the left-hand side of the road to highly complex technical specifications in ‘network markets’ where the value of a product or service to consumers increases with the number of people or products with whom they can communicate or interoperate – such as between mobile phones and applications written for specific computer operating systems. More...

 

 

Title: Workshops on Personal Data Protection 

Date: 14-15 October 2014

Venue: The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Title: Abuse of Dominant Position – The Law and Practice

Date: 23 September 2014

Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Course Description

Abuse of dominant position is one significant yet complicated and highly technical area in competition law where law, economics and policy meet in one place. Not only it is an area where businesses are uncertain as to whether any of their conduct that at first glance seems to be purely enterprising in nature might inadvertently amount to an abuse, but also an area where the enforcement agency is caught between what is known as the “false positive” and “false negative”—being uncertain whether to act or refrain. With his specialized knowledge of abuse of dominant position, Dr. Vince will ensure that participants walk home with some “true positive” sense of this area of competition law. More...

 

 

Title: Competition Law – Introduction and The Practical

Date: 22 September 2014

Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Course Description

Since the Competition Act 2010 came into force in January 2012 it has attracted the attention of various quarters. The significance of the Act goes without saying—it is the all-sector general competition law. It touches on agreements between enterprises as well as day-to-day business conduct. It has drastically changed the commercial scenario in this country. An infringement of the Act entails hefty fines of potentially up to 10% of the worldwide turnover of an enterprise. More...

 

 

Title: Competition Law as Regulation – What Should Business People, Economists, Judges and Lawyers Know?

Date: 12 August 2014

Venue: Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya

 

Course Description

Economic regulation consists of legislatively and administratively determined rules that are designed to guide and to curb business misconduct. Regulators enforce their regulations by imposing administrative penalties – although administrative decisions are subject to judicial review. In Malaysia and most other countries, regulators enforce rules that impact on almost every aspect of life including consumer, road and workplace safety, pollution control, the supply of healthcare, food quality standards and so on that, arguably, have a bigger impact on most people’s lives than the general law. More...

 

 

Title: The Challenges of Corporate Governance in the Financial Services Sector

Date: 6 August 2014

Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Course Description

Reckless risk-taking and poor underwriting in the pursuit of short-term profits caused the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). They were made possible by a failure of corporate governance in financial institutions (FIs). New standards and regulations are being implemented to try to make good the failures of market discipline and self-discipline. There is now recognition that to have good governance, FIs need professional boards, educated investors with realistic expectations of performance, ethical intermediaries and effective regulation. More...

 

 

Title: Economic Regulation and Reform of Electricity Industry

Date: 23-24 May 2014

Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Course Description

Electricity Network industries around the world have been subject to reform since the late 80s. The thrust of the reform process has been to increase operational efficiency through introduction of competition where possible and the re-regulation of aspects of the production chain that are subject to natural monopoly characteristics or market power. More...

 

 

Title: Panel Data Econometrics (STATA)

Date: 9-10 May 2014

Venue:  Wisma R&D, University of Malaya

 

 

Title: Panel Data Econometrics (STATA)

Date: 2-3 May 2014

Venue:  Wisma R&D, University of Malaya

 

 

Title: Time Series Econometrics for the Practitioner (E-VIEWS)

Date: 18-19 April 2014

Venue:  Wisma R&D, University of Malaya

 

 

Title: Time Series Econometrics for the Practitioner (E-VIEWS)

Date: 11-12 April 2014

Venue:  Wisma R&D, University of Malaya

 

 

Title: Workshops on Personal Data Protection 

Date: 15-16 April 2014

Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Title: Workshops on Personal Data Protection 

Date: 25-26 March 2014

Venue: Istana Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

Title: Prohibition of Anti-Competitive Agreements

Date: 8 April 2014

Venue:  The Royale Chulan Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

 

Course Description

With the finding of an infringement of the Competition Act 2010 against a trade association in the very first year of its coming into force, followed by a proposed decision to impose RM10 million on two airlines in the second year, businesses, regulatory bodies, as well as policy-makers, are perplexed by competition law enforcement and complexity of compliance. The confusion is compounded by the grant of a block exemption in favour of liner shippers but, on the other hand, the announcements to investigate into certain industries for making public announcements on price increases. More...

 

 

Title:  Workshop on Personal Data Protection 

Date: 25 Feb 2014

Venue:  Faculty of Law, University of Malaya