Strategic Behaviour In Network Industries
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Ernst ten Heuvelhof, Martin de Jong, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands, Mirjam Kars, Gemeente Roosendaal, The Netherlands and Helen Stout, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
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This in-depth book explains how institutional changes such as the privatization and liberalization of network industries, for example transport, energy or telecommunications, can frequently be disappointing. The expected benefits such as lower prices, innovation and better services fail to materialize, often because the number of competitors is low. The authors demonstrate how strategic actor behaviour of one or more of the firms involved can help explain these disappointing results.
Contents: Foreword 1. Introduction 2. Defining Strategic Behaviour 3. General Breeding Grounds for Strategic Behaviour 4. Recent Trends in Infrastructure-based Sectors 5. The EU–US 2007 Open Skies Treaty 6. Enron by Mark de Bruijne 7. American Telephone and Telegraph Company 8. UMTS Spectrum Auctions in the EU 9. Microsoft 10. Analysis 11. Counterarrangements Index