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Transport

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27.06.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 2 – Regulation for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics in Transportation, Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Under the terms of Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 and Physical Internet as well as several others, many automatization and digitalization trends are on the […] read more

Network Industries

NIQ

27.03.2018

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 20, No. 1 – Governing Energy Transitions: strategic challenges of local utility companies in the Swiss energy transition

Many countries are currently firmly committing to a transition towards a more sustainable energy system, each facing their own unique challenges. The Swiss energy transition […] read more

Network Industries

water regulation

NIQ

21.12.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 4 – Public Policy and Water Regulation: Some examples from the Americas

Water supply and sanitation are essential for socioeconomic and environmental sustainability.  The adequate provision of these services is full of complexities and involves a great […] read more

Communications & MediaNetwork Industries

Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

NIQ

21.09.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3 – Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the regulatory challenges facing the development of smart cities. With the acceleration of technological developments in […] read more

Network Industries

turkey

NIQ

21.06.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 2 – Problems of Regulatory Reforms in Electricity: Examples from Turkey

This issue of the Network Industries Quarterly looks into the change in the Turkish electricity markets. The regulatory reform in the Turkish electricity markets began […] read more

Network Industries

ex-yugoslavia

NIQ

21.03.2017

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 1 – The general framework for liberalization and regulation of public utilities in countries of ex-Yugoslavia

This edition of Network Industries Quarterly aims to provide insights into the general legal framework for liberalization and regulation of public utilities, notably communal services, […] read more

Rail

achievements

NIQ

21.12.2016

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18, No 4 – Reform of the Railway Sector and its Achievements

In the last three decades, state-owned railways have been reformed in many countries. The Japanese National Railways (JNR) was the first railway system to be […] read more

Network Industries

data

NIQ

21.09.2016

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18, No 3 – The challenges of digitalization and the use of data

The de- and re-regulation of the different network industries is an ongoing process at national and global levels. As this process unfolds, ever new phenomena […] read more

Network Industries

Latin America

NIQ

21.06.2016

Network Industries Quarterly Vol. 18 No 2 – Financing of infrastructures in Latin America

Evidence exists that investment in infrastructure contributes to growth, by increasing productivity, reducing production costs, and facilitating the accumulation of human capital. However, despite the […] read more

achievements

Network Industries Quarterly, Vol. 18, No 4 – Reform of the Railway Sector and its Achievements

- Rail

In the last three decades, state-owned railways have been reformed in many countries.

The Japanese National Railways (JNR) was the first railway system to be divided and corporatized in 1987. In the following year, the Swedish State Railways (SJ) was reformed by introducing vertical separation, and this case had much influence on the stipulation of wider EU railway policies. Although the EU railway policies were stipulated based on regional context specificities, these policies and their results have been discussed even in some non-EU countries and have tended to have large impacts on the railway sector of those countries. Nevertheless, there are several other countries where the railways were reformed by different models and could improve the performance by certain measures such as inviting private investments, avoiding cross-subsidies among different divisions, liberalising the management of railways, and introducing intra-modal competition by an appropriate means.