Asia-Pacific telecommunications liberalisation and productivity performance
AbstractThis study examines the growth in total factor productivity (TFP) of 12 Asia-Pacific telecommunications carriers for the period 1987 through 1990. Carriers are chosen to represent the stages of telecommunications liberalisation identified by the International Telecommunication Union (1995a). A model relating TFP growth to output growth, changes in output mix, technology change and market competition and private ownership is estimated on a unique data set obtained from telecommunications carrier annual reports. Empirical results show competition, private ownership, technology change and scale economies improve carrier TFP growth.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10884.
Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Australian Economic Papers 42.1(2003): pp. 91-102
Asia-Pacific telecommunications; liberalisation and productivity performance;
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- Gary Madden & Scott J. Savage & Jason Ng, 2003. "Asia-Pacific Telecommunications Liberalisation and Productivity Performance," Australian Economic Papers, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 42(1), pages 91-102, 03.
- L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
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