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The Economics of Postal Service

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Postal service has received considerably less attention in the economics literature than traditional public utilities. Postal service is facing some very important challenges arising out of the increasingly high-tech nature of postal service, the entry of competition into the business, and new attitudes on the part of government to postal service. In the United Kingdom and Germany the increased interest in privatization and recognition of the benefits of competition are likely to have an impact on postal service. These challenges mean that postal managers must learn new ways of doing business, not just in successfully introducing new hardware and in new internal operating procedures, but also in the development of new pricing and costing methodologies and in the introduction of new management information systems. In order to deal with these new developments managers need a solid foundation in applied microeconomic theory as it relates to postal service. This book encompasses the theoretical foundation for postal policy, particularly with regard to pricing, service quality, and competitive issues.

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Postal service is facing some very important challenges arising out of the increasingly high-tech nature of postal service, the entry of competition into the business, and new attitudes on the part of government to postal service.

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Introduction and institutional background; welfare economic foundations; deterministic models for postal service pricing; stochastic models or postal service pricing; regulation of postal service; competition, technological process and capital cost; policy implications and future research.

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Economics of Postal Service
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Code EAN: 9780792392743
ISBN: 978-0-7923-9274-3
Format: Livre Relié
Genre: Economie
nombre de pages: 162
Poids: 432g
Taille: H14mm x B235mm x T155mm
Année: 1992
Auflage: 1992

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