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Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

The Changing Postal and Delivery Sector

Towards A Renaissance

Editors: Crew, Michael, Parcu, Pier Luigi, Brennan, Timothy (Eds.)

  • Addresses some of the major issues facing postal and delivery services through the world
  • Analyzes and advances new directions for public policy shift in postal delivery​
  • Provides perspectives from an international panel of academics, industry researchers, and senior industry management
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This book addresses some of the major issues facing postal and delivery services throughout the world. Postal operators worldwide have been slow to address the threats from and opportunities created by electronic competition.  The European Commission and member states are wrestling with these issues, while at the same time continuing to deal with the interrelated issues of implementing entry into postal markets and maintaining the universal service obligation. The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 in the U.S. exacerbated financial and managerial problems faced by USPS that result in part from electronic substitution for letter delivery. Comprised of original essays by prominent researchers in the field, this book addresses the new reality of the postal industry and proposes ways in which postal operators might reinvent themselves. Issues discussed include cross-border parcel delivery, e-commerce, the transformation of postal networks, and the effects of postal liberalization. This book will be of interest to postal operators, regulatory commissions, consulting firms, competitors and customers, experts in the postal economics, law, and business, and those charged with the responsibility for designing and implementing postal sector policies. Researchers in regulatory economics, transportation technology, and industrial organization will also find useful information in this volume.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act After 10 Years—Some Proposals for Reform

    Crew, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Lessons from the Postal Sector to Telecommunications and Vice Versa

    Parcu, Pier Luigi (et al.)

    Pages 17-33

  • E-Substitution and the Demand for Business Mail in the UK: Trends and Prospects

    Rodriguez, Frank (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • An Examination of the Links Between Postal Price Constraints, Efficiency, Competition and Public Welfare

    Donder, Philippe (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • The Personalization and Volume Trade-Off: A Future Without Saturation Mail?

    Bradley, Michael D. (et al.)

    Pages 67-78

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46046-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-46045-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Postal and Delivery Sector
Book Subtitle
Towards A Renaissance
Editors
  • Michael Crew
  • Pier Luigi Parcu
  • Timothy Brennan
Series Title
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46046-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46046-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46045-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 344
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
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