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A quantitative cross-modal analysis of transportation firms’ transaction costs - are airlines any different?

  This paper applies a top-down approach to transaction cost measurement to identify the size of the transaction sector within types of transport firms in Britain, including rail and bus operating firms but also and importantly of airlines. Whilst this cross-sector analysis shows differences for a snapshot in time, it also reveals changes of transaction costs over time. Our results suggest that airlines employ a relatively large number of transaction staff. However, in contrast to the train and bus operators, airlines in Britain have managed to reduce the level of their transaction costs substantially over time both in relation to output and operating cost.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Elsevier

  • DOI:

    10.1016/j.jairtraman.2012.01.002

  • ISSN:

    0969-6997

  • Library of Congress:

    HE Transportation and Communications

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    387 Water, air & space transportation

Citation

Merkert, R. & Cowie, J. (2011). A quantitative cross-modal analysis of transportation firms’ transaction costs - are airlines any different?. Journal of Air Transport Management. 22, 3 - 8. doi:10.1016/j.jairtraman.2012.01.002. ISSN 0969-6997

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Keywords

Air transportation; mathematical modelling; transport economics; United Kingdom;

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