Report of the Hundred and Twentieth Round Table on Transport Economics held in Cambridge (United Kingdom) on 12th-13th September 2001 on the following topic: What role for the railways in Eastern Europe?
European Conference of Ministers of Transport, 2002 - Transportation - 146 pages
Annotation Academics, a World Bank economist, and a railway official offer reports on the economic health of the railways of Eastern Europe. Focusing on the issue of competitiveness, the reports discuss market orientation and privatization issues. A round table summary offers recommendations to further the competitiveness of railways. While it is suggested that privatization should not be a dogma, independence of management and marketing to consumer needs are deemed essential practices. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Situation of railways before the lifting of the Iron Curtain
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