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Title: Economy size and performance: an efficiency analysis in the telecommunications sector
Authors: Symeou, Pavlos C. 
Major Field of Science: Social Sciences
Field Category: Economics and Business
Keywords: Economy size;Performance;Policy;Polity;Stochastic frontier analysis;Telecommunications
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Source: Telecommunications Policy, 2011, vol. 35, no. 5, pp. 426-440
Volume: 35
Issue: 5
Start page: 426
End page: 440
Journal: Telecommunications Policy 
Abstract: The existing empirical evidence on the relationship between economy size and performance has been inconclusive. This paper employs stochastic frontier analysis to estimate economic measures of efficiency for the telecommunications sectors of 139 economies and examine their relationship with economy size. Simultaneously, it controls for the effects of competition in telecommunications, privatization of state-owned providers, independent regulators, and the quality of political institutions on sector performance. The findings suggest that economy size has a positive but decreasing impact on sector performance. Small economies have an incentive to grow to improve sector performance, though larger size is not a sufficient condition for efficiency. Sector policy and the quality of polity may contribute significantly to sector performance.
ISSN: 0308-5961
DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2011.03.008
Rights: © Elsevier
Type: Article
Affiliation : Cyprus University of Technology 
University of Munich 
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