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De la empresa al mercado: la desintegración vertical del transporte terrestre en España


  • Raúl Compés López

    () (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)


The sub-contracting of land transport is the governmental structure most used by Spanish transport firms. This model is the result of a vertical disintegration process that entails selling vehicles and reassigning tasks within or outside the business. Institutional reforms that regulate transport service provision, and fiscal, contractual and social regulations affecting the advantages and disadvantages of service provision, have had different effects on businesses. Vertical disintegration generates exit costs that affect the organizational model’s rhythm, strategy and results.

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  • Raúl Compés López, 2005. "De la empresa al mercado: la desintegración vertical del transporte terrestre en España," Revista de Economía Institucional, Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía, vol. 7(13), pages 227-244, July-Dece.
  • Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:7:y:2005:i:13:p:227-244

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    land transport; vertical disintegration; regulation; Spain;

    JEL classification:

    • D23 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
    • D40 - Microeconomics - - Market Structure, Pricing, and Design - - - General
    • L10 - Industrial Organization - - Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance - - - General
    • L91 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Transportation: General


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