International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 12 July 2011



Gale, C. (2011), "Editorial", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 53 No. 4. https://doi.org/10.1108/ijlma.2011.01053daa.001



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Article Type: Editorial From: International Journal of Law and Management, Volume 53, Issue 4

This edition again brings together diverse articles for consideration. There are five articles again this time and none from the UK. This is no adverse comment about our UK contributors but instead a positive comment about the true international dimension of quality articles we receive.

There are two fascinating submissions from India. K. Srinivasa Reddy, V.K. Nangia and Rajat Agarawal talk about the review, rewriting and impact of the Indian Takeover Code showing how regulation has followed the dramatic changes in that country over the last 20 years. Divakara Babu Chennupati and Rajasekhara Mouly Potluri discuss cartels from an Indian viewpoint. Both articles show how this vast nation has moved so far and so quickly and address some of the issues which go along with such expansion and the struggle regulators and legislators have to keep up. The editorial team feel there is much more to be heard from India in the foreseeable future and look forward to more stimulating contributions.

Shahed Ali and Felicia Lee write on Court Based Mediation on the Rise: Lessons Learned from a Comparative Examination of Global Civil Justice Reforms. Alternative dispute resolution is close to the heart of this writer and the rise of mediation, court based or otherwise, is about as meteoric as the change in the Indian economy over a similar period! This piece makes some very interesting points and it is to be hoped that the best is understood and employed around the world whilst worthwhile experiments in timeliness, fairness and cost effectiveness of all forms of ADR are pursued worldwide.

A. Posthuma, Mark V. Roehling and Michael A. Campion talk about a risk assessment model for discrimination in employment for international employers and shows yet more of the issues to be addressed, or sometimes not addressed, in the global economy. Companies looking to move beyond their own national boundaries for the first time could do worse than starting by looking at this article and the conclusions to be drawn from it.

Finally, Joseph Zubcic and Robert Sims examine the link between enforcement activity and corporate compliance by Australian companies and the implications for regulators in an adaptation of the paper given at the 2010 BESI conference.

All in all, we hope, another truly global and debate inspiring edition awaits!

Chris Gale

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