Asia–Pacific Telecommunications Liberalisation and Productivity Performance Journal Article uri icon



  • This study examines the growth in total factor productivity (TFP) of 12 Asia–Pacific telecommunications carriers for the period 1987 through 1990. Carriers are chosen to represent the stages of telecommunications liberalisation identified by the International Telecommunication Union (1995a). A model relating TFP growth to output growth, changes in output mix, technology change and market competition and private ownership is estimated on a unique data set obtained from telecommunications carrier annual reports. Empirical results show competition, private ownership, technology change and scale economies improve carrier TFP growth.

publication date

  • March 1, 2003

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Date in CU Experts

  • July 12, 2014 10:37 AM

Full Author List

  • Madden G; Savage SJ; Ng J

author count

  • 3

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0004-900X

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-8454

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 91

end page

  • 102


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