Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries / Edition 1

Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries / Edition 1

by Michael A. Crew
     
 

ISBN-10: 0792398491

ISBN-13: 9780792398493

Pub. Date: 01/31/1997

Publisher: Springer US

Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries brings together practitioners, postal administrators, the express industry, regulators, economists and lawyers to examine the important policy and regulatory issues facing the postal and delivery industries. This volume reviews such topics as international postal policy, the universal service obligation,

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Managing Change in the Postal and Delivery Industries brings together practitioners, postal administrators, the express industry, regulators, economists and lawyers to examine the important policy and regulatory issues facing the postal and delivery industries. This volume reviews such topics as international postal policy, the universal service obligation, regulation and competition, entry and the role of scale and scope economics, cost analysis in postal services, and service standards. This book provides a unique perspective on the problems facing postal and delivery networks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780792398493
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
01/31/1997
Series:
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy Series, #25
Edition description:
1997
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

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Table of Contents

Authors and Discussants
Preface and Acknowledgements
1Issues in Measuring Incremental Cost in a Multi-Function Enterprise3
2Cost and Benefits of Universal Service Obligations in the Postal Sector22
3Peak Loads and Postal Services: Some Implications of Multi-Stage Production42
4Scale Economies and Natural Monopoly in the Postal Delivery: Comparison Between Parametric and Non Parametric Specifications65
5A Cross Sectional Comparison and Analysis of Productivity for 21 National Postal Administrations83
6A Measure of Scale Economies for Postal Systems115
7Demand Models for Letter Mail and Its Substitutes: Results from Finland133
8Changes in the Household-Level Demand for Postal Delivery Services from 1986 to 1994162
9The UK Post Office Competition Law Compliance Program195
10Monopolies and European Community Competition Law: Current Problems205
11Liberalized Postal Markets: Finnish and Swedish Experiences214
12Cost and Returns from Delivery to Sparsely Settled Rural Areas237
13The Universal Service Obligation for Post: Some Australian Calculations258
14The Challenge of Electronic Competition: Empirical Analysis of Substitution Effects on the Demand for Letter Services270
15Providing Universal Service in Competitive Postal Markets288
16The Cost of the Universal Postal Service in a Competitive Environment: Lessons from Telecommunications304
17The Roots of Deregulation: Why Aviation and Telecommunications But Not the Post Office?321
18The Future of the U.S. Postal Service: An Assessment of Options342
19The Structure Of Postal Markets356
20Competition And Rate Restructuring For Postal Services370
21Competitor Access To The Postal Pipeline: The New Zealand Experience389
22Competition in Postal Markets: The German Direct Mail Market399
23Postal Services: Competition in the Netherlands - Current Situation417

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