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Organisational status change and performance: The case of Ireland's national telecommunications operator

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  • Palcic, Dónal
  • Reeves, Eoin

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Ireland's national telecommunications operator, Telecom Éireann, was privatised in 1999 after over a decade of commercialisation within the public sector. This article provides an in-depth economic analysis of the impact of commercialisation and privatisation on Telecom Éireann's productivity over the period 1985-2001. Disentangling the effects of privatisation from other factors that impact on productivity is problematic. Accordingly, a three-dimensional organisational status change framework incorporating ownership, product market competition and internal organisational structure is adopted. We find no clear evidence that ownership change had a significant impact on productivity. Improvements were associated with competition and the impending deregulation of the market as well as considerable changes in the internal organisational structure of the firm.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Telecommunications Policy.

Volume (Year): 34 ()
Issue (Month): 5-6 (June)
Pages: 299-308

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Keywords: Privatisation Telecommunications Ireland Organisational status change Productivity;

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