Postal and Regulatory Reform in Intermodal Competition
This paper argues that transforming the postal business model goes hand in hand with a transformation in the definition of universal service obligation. Whilst postal operators need to fully embrace the unique competitive space created by electronic substitution, at the intersection between the physical and digital, regulatory frameworks also must be adapted towards a technology-neutral definition of universal service.
|Date of creation:||Oct 2011|
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|Publication status:||Published in: The Future is in the Post Vol. 2: Perspectives on Transformation in the Postal Industry, ed. by Kristian Sund and Derek Osborn, Faringdon. Libri Publishing.|
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.swiss-economics.ch|
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- Martin Maegli & Christian Jaag & Martin Koller & Urs Trinkner, 2010.
"Postal Markets and Electronic Substitution: Implications for Regulatory Practices and Institutions in Europe,"
0023, Swiss Economics.
- Martin Maegli & Christian Jaag & Martin Koller & Urs Trinkner, 2011. "Postal Markets and Electronic Substitution: Implications for Regulatory Practices and Institutions in Europe," Chapters, in: Reinventing the Postal Sector in an Electronic Age, chapter 8 Edward Elgar Publishing.
- Christian Jaag & Urs Trinkner, 2011. "The future of the USO - Economic rationale for universal services and implications for a future-oriented USO," Working Papers 0026, Swiss Economics.
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