Competition Ownership of Bus and Coach Services
Comprising selected papers delivered at a conference in Australia in 1990, this issue features 24 papers divided into four sections. The first section provides an introduction to the theme of competition and ownership in industry; the second section discusses this theme within the context of deregulation, public service, private profit and productivity. The reviews in the third section are based on workshop reports and each examines a particular aspect of ownership and competition. The 14 papers in the final section focus on a specific theme, example or experience.
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Jonathon Prestont Explaining Competitive Practices in the
Andrew Evanst Competitive Bus Services with Monopoly Fares
Stephen Glaister and Bidding For Tendered Bus Routes in London
Wendell Cox and Designing Competitive Tendering Systems For
Roger Tealt Issues Raised by Competitive Contracting of
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