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Competition and performance in the UK telecommunications industry


  • Foreman-Peck, James


Judging by historical and crossnational experience, privatization of British Telecom promises to increase the rate of expansion of telecommunications usage, but also to redistribute services and charges. Public dissatisfaction with these reallocations could recreate the political discord that stunted the early growth of the British telecommunications manufacturing sector, unless the new technology and regulatory institutions substantially alter the economic environment. More intense competition. rather than prospective changes of network ownership, seem to have improved the seem to have improved the manufacturing industry's performance in recent years.

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  • Foreman-Peck, James, 1985. "Competition and performance in the UK telecommunications industry," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 9(3), pages 215-228, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:9:y:1985:i:3:p:215-228

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    1. Villalonga, Belen, 2000. "Privatization and efficiency: differentiating ownership effects from political, organizational, and dynamic effects," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 42(1), pages 43-74, May.

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