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Telecom privatization: peer pressure at work

In the current issue of Governance (24.1, January 2011), Simon Fink of the University of Bamberg undertakes a quantitative analysis to explain why OECD countries pursue telecommuncations privatization.  Past quantitative research has focused on domestic political factors, but Fink finds that the behavior of peer countries mattered too: “To a considerable extent, governments privatized because other governments privatized.”  Fink’s article closes a “research gap” by providing quantitative confirmation of the significance of “mounting peer pressure” within the OECD group of countries.  Read the article.

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February 4, 2011 at 1:16 am