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dc.contributor.authorBeschorner, Patrick Frank Ernsten_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-12T07:26:21Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-12T07:26:21Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27605-
dc.description.abstractIn the advent of postal market liberalization in several European countries we expect that the incumbent operators anticipate entry by competitors who are not required to offer universal service, i.e. coverage of the entire country and uniform pricing. The market for postal service exhibits stronger network effects than in telecommunications because of limited interconnection. In the present paper we model entrants which can opt for a partial geographical coverage and who enter with a higher service quality than the incumbent. This allows to predict possible deterrence or accommodating strategies by the incumbent. We show that dependent on the shape of the network costs and the network effects entrants may either offer a low quality in order to mitigate competition or offer a higher quality in order to restrict the entrant's geographical coverage.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) |cMannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEW Discussion Papers |x08-122en_US
dc.subject.jelL51en_US
dc.subject.jelL41en_US
dc.subject.jelL12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordregulationen_US
dc.subject.keywordliberalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpostal servicesen_US
dc.subject.stwPostbeförderungen_US
dc.subject.stwPostdiensten_US
dc.subject.stwDeregulierungen_US
dc.subject.stwMarkteintritten_US
dc.subject.stwPotenzieller Wettbewerben_US
dc.subject.stwDienstleistungsqualitäten_US
dc.subject.stwUniversaldiensten_US
dc.subject.stwProduktdifferenzierungen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwEU-Staatenen_US
dc.titleLiberalization of the Postal Service Market in Europe: Entry with Universal Service and Partial Coverageen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn58980538Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7512-

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