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Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy

New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector

Editors: Parcu, Pier Luigi, Brennan, Timothy, Glass, Victor (Eds.)

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  • 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 major issues facing postal and delivery services throughout the world. Worldwide, there is currently a considerable amount of interest in postal and delivery economics. The industry is reacting to a state of near crisis and is implementing different drastic changes. The European Commission and member States are still wrestling with the problem of how to implement entry liberalization into postal markets, how to address digital competition, and how to maintain the universal service obligation (USO). The Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act of 2006 in the U.S. has perhaps created and exacerbated the problems faced by USPS.

Digitalisation, technological development and online platforms are strongly affecting both the way postal and delivery operators are managing their services as well as their role on the market. Strong emphasis was attributed to the assets of Postal Operators (POs) and their added value in the digital age as well as on new business strategies.

This volume presents original essays by prominent researchers in the field, selected and edited from papers presented at this year’s 26th Conference on Postal and Delivery Economics held in Split, Croatia, from May 30- June 2, 2018.Topics addressed by this volume include quality of service, last mile solutions, and competition in the liberalized market. This book will be a useful tool not only for graduate students and professors, but also for postal administrations, consulting firms, and federal government departments.   

About the authors

Pier Luigi Parcu is part-time Professor at the European University Institute (EUI) from 2010. He is currently Area Director of the FSR Communications & Media, Director of the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom and Director of the Florence Competition Programme in Law and Economics.  He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). His research in the area of industrial organization and law and economics focuses on the interaction between regulation and antitrust in shaping firms’ behaviour. As regards research in the media and Internet areas, Professor Parcu’s interests focus on the effects of ownership concentration and internal governance of the media enterprise on pluralism and freedom of expression and on the influence of offline business models on new economic developments related to online platforms, smart cities and artificial intelligence.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02937-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02936-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Business and Regulatory Strategies in the Postal Sector
Editors
  • Pier Luigi Parcu
  • Timothy Brennan
  • Victor Glass
Series Title
Topics in Regulatory Economics and Policy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02937-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02937-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02936-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 338
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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