Moving To Market

by John S. Strong

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Transport in the former Soviet Union is experiencing massive changes in the 1990s: government responsibility has changed from operation to oversight; competition in the industry is increasing; and alternativefinancing and investment methods are emerging. Moving to Market examines rail, road, water, and air transport in the former Soviet Union and discusses the policy issues involved in making a transitionfrom an industry once entrenched in a centrally planned economy to an industry that can thrive in a more open market. The authors conclude that the raw physical capacity is in place, but that quality of service and product needs to beimproved. In addition, price structures need to be changed to reflect real costs and market demands.

The authors cite the "three M's"—marshaling, managing, and monitoring transport resources—ascritical for the development of the nation's infrastructure as it moves toward the next century.

PublisherHarvard University Press
Release date 01.04.1996
Pages count237
File size7.6 Mb
eBook formatHardcover, (torrent)En
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