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When is privatization better facilitated? Global evidence from the telecom sector

  • Sang Lee
  • Shakil Quayes
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    This paper attempts to identify the telecom-sector performance indicators, relevant economic variables, and institutional characteristics of a country that affect the process of privatization of state-owned telecom enterprises. Using standard duration analysis of a panel data, it is demonstrated that the privatization incentives are not only shaped by a country's fiscal conditions but are also influenced by the degree of competitiveness of private sector participation in policy-making process. The empirical results also reveal the significant impact of efficiency in telecom service provision on its course to privatization.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Global Economic Review.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 119-127

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:glecrv:v:34:y:2005:i:1:p:119-127
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