Title: The impact of privatisation and competition on telecommunications network growth and productivity

Authors: Gary Madden; Aaron Morey

Addresses: Communication Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre, School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia. ' Communication Economics and Electronic Markets Research Centre, School of Economics and Finance, Curtin University, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

Abstract: This study provides an empirical analysis of the impact of telecommunications liberalisation on sector penetration and productivity. The analysis finds that privatisation and competition per se critically impact on penetration and productivity performance. However, the mode of implementing any liberalisation reform matters, viz., privatisation and competition are complementary in impact on liberalised market performance. Distinct patterns of behaviour are found for developed and developing countries for the period 2002-2007.

Keywords: liberalisation reforms; privatisation; productivity; telecommunications networks; network growth; competition; market performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMNE.2011.042582

International Journal of Management and Network Economics, 2011 Vol.2 No.1, pp.93 - 112

Available online: 17 Sep 2011 *

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