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Privatization Industry Studies

William Leon Megginson

in The Financial Economics of Privatization

Published in print February 2005 | ISBN: 9780195150629
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835768 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195150627.003.0008
 Privatization Industry Studies

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This chapter begins with an overview of how state ownership of telecommunications evolved during the 20th century. It details the key regulatory issues governments face when privatizing its telecom provider, and offers policy recommendations based on the experiences of countries that have privatized their telecommunications service providers. The two basic methods used to divest telecom ownership stakes and empirical evidence on the effectiveness of telecom privatization are discussed.

Keywords: privatization; telecommunications industry; regulation; state ownership

Chapter.  17890 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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