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Nacimiento de un mercado especial. El servicio telefónico en la ciudad de México, 1881-1911


  • Víctor, Cuchí Espada


In the heyday of the Porfirian Age, Mexico City saw the birth a new market: that of the telephone service. This essay refers to the creation of this market stressing its private nature and the monopolic structure of the urban market. This situation did not change much after the introduction of a new player, Swedish company Ericsson, which henceforth shared the market with its American rival. la ciudad de México vio el nacimiento de un mercado nuevo durante el Porfiriato (1877-1911): el mercado del servicio telefónico. Este ensayo trata acerca de la creación de este mercado haciendo hincapié en su carácter privado y la estructura monopólica del mercado urbano. Esta situación no se modificó sustancialmente luego de la aparición de un nuevo actor, la empresa sueca Ericsson, la cual compartió el mercado con su competidora estadounidense.

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  • Víctor, Cuchí Espada, 2004. "Nacimiento de un mercado especial. El servicio telefónico en la ciudad de México, 1881-1911," MPRA Paper 1027, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:1027

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    Mexico; urban studies; telephone; Bell Company; Ericsson;

    JEL classification:

    • N96 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N76 - Economic History - - Economic History: Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy, and Other Services - - - Latin America; Caribbean
    • N46 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Latin America; Caribbean


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