very clear. Therefore, it seems important
to explore the understanding that economic agents have of their own practice.
For instance, it would be interesting to explore the perceptions, understanding and practical operations of key and powerful actors in industry and government regarding the nature and limits of competitive processes in different
national and sectoral contexts. In this regard, wider use of qualitative, even
ethnographic, methods of investigation might elucidate a range of views prevailing at any one time and their change over time. We have already