The Lebanese telecommunication sector and the impact of privatization on the labor market

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Economic Research Forum for the Arab Countries, Iran & Turkey , Dokki, Cairo
StatementJoey R. Ghaleb
SeriesWorking paper series -- 0107
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LC ClassificationsMicrofiche 2011/52103 (H)
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Pagination48 p.
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LC Control Number2011334982

The problem of labour surplus will be limited to the two years following privatization. Furthermore there are numerous labour adjustment programs implemented through out the globe, from which Lebanon can learn. Privatized enterprises in Lebanon or private firms such as the mobile companies outperform the public sector.

Using a comprehensive country- level panel data set covering the period from towe examine the impact of privatization and competition in the telecommunications sector around the world.

Privatization contributed substantially to labor shedding, output growth, network expansion, and improvements in labor productivity as well as total factor productivity. The second paper on Labor Impact of Privatization was presented by Dr. Joey Ghaleb, the principal economic researcher at LCPS.

In his presentation, Dr. Ghaleb attempted to shed some light on the labor impact of privatizing the Lebanese telecom sector by trying to answer some key questions such as: what is the labor impact if the. telecommunications sector around the ization contributed substantially to labor shedding, output growth, network expansion, and improvements in labor productivity as well as total factor productivity.

But how countries privatized is important. Share issue privatization facilitated the development of the mobile market segment. CiteSeerX - Document Details (Isaac Councill, Lee Giles, Pradeep Teregowda): Abstract.

Using a comprehensive country-level panel data set covering the period from towe examine the impact of privatization and competition in the telecommunications sector around the world. Privatization contributed substantially to labor shedding, output growth, network expansion, and.

The telecommunications sector consists of companies that transmit data in words, voice, audio, or video across the globe. The telecommunications sector consists of three basic sub-sectors: telecom. Using a comprehensive country-level panel data set covering the period from towe investigate the impact of privatization and competition in the telecommunications sector.

to examine the impact o f the privatization of tel ecommunications sector on the socio-economic development of Nigeria.

To achieve this objective, the s tudy employed purposive sampling method to. telecommunications sector in the s provides an economic experiment and an industry context for studying the effects of privatization and com-petition in general.

Given the sector’s economic, political, and technological importance,3 its privatization and liberalization have often been the.

The telecom sector is the largest single source of much-needed revenue for the government. In late it was stated that telecommunications revenues account for 38% of the state budget.

All tariffs, including in the data services sector, are set by the government. The Lebanese telecommunications market is highly regulated with both fixed-line and.

privatization. The private sector responds to incentives in the market, while the public sector often has non-economic goals.

In other words, the public sector is not highly motivated to maximize production and allocate resources effectively, causing the government to run high-cost, low-income enterprises.

The telecommunication sector around the world has been undergoing dramatic reforms since the s. Developing countries have been privatizing state-owned firms and slowly introducing competition into the telecom sector. We have a good theoretical understanding of the effects of telecom privatization and some empirical work is beginning to emerge, as well.

In Greece, one of the first industries fully released in competition with the gradual privatization of National Organization and entering new private firms was the telecommunications sector.

The gradual opening up to competition of Greek market since encouraged and facilitated the growth of numerous new companies. This paper examines the separate effects of privatization and competition as components of telecommunications sector reform on market performance in China.

In doing so, we have assembled a new panel of data that provides separate measures of the level of competition and private ownership in the telecommunication sector in thirty-one Chinese.

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In this paper we study the impact of privatization and competition on employment, investment, output and service pricing, network expansion in both fixed-line and mobile market segments, labor productivity, and TFP in the telecommunications sector around the world. We start by reviewing in.

The authors analyze the impact of privatization on the performance of electric utilities in 10 Latin American countries. The analysis makes a number of contributions to the literature on changes in infrastructure ownership. First, this is the first systemic analysis of the impact of privatization on the distribution of the electricity sector.

This study examined the impact of privatization on efficiency in telecommunication industry, the case being TTCL. Specifically, the study aimed at examining the extent to which technological change, quality of staffing and restructuring leads to TTCL efficiency.

This study used both quantitative and qualitative techniques. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) tool was used in.

The Tourism sector has traditionally been one of Lebanon’s leading economic sectors, representing a major source of income and employment.

The direct contribution of travel and tourism was valued at USD billion inaccounting for 7% of Lebanon’s GDP.

ICT sub-seCTors Lebanon’s ICT market can be divided into three main sub-sectors: computer hardware, software, and IT services. Despite the fact that its market share has been reduced over the periodcomputer hardware still constitutes the bulk of Lebanon’s ICT market with a.

Privatization, Liberalization and Regulations on the Telecommunication Sector 11 telecom operators in the OECD region is about trillion US dollars and the total revenue of these 50 firms in is bigger than the GDPs of 25 countries in the OECD region in Besides, income of the firms is billion US dollars and the.

It also examines related aspects, such as contract design, market structure, and, for telecommunications, market competition. This book first explains the dynamics of utility performance and the interactions between key internal variables and utility performance in each sector.

The book is organized as follows: chapter one is introduction. Downloadable (with restrictions).

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Using a comprehensive country-level panel data set covering the period from towe investigate the impact of privatization and competition in the telecommunications sector around the world.

Full privatization, which gave private owners control rights, contributed substantially to improving the allocation of labor and capital, expanding service.

The purpose of this paper is to shed light on the political economy aspects of state-owned-enterprises (SOEs) governance and privatization in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In particular, the paper presents an overview of privatization in the region and examines the extent to which SOEs operate at arm's length from the public sector and the motives for this behavior.

• Privatization has a positive impact on the financial health of the sector which was previously state dominated by way of reducing the deficits and debts.

• The net transfer to the State owned Enterprises is lowered through privatization. • Helps in escalating the performance benchmarks of the industry. ICT SECTOR LABOR FORCE.

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With the demand for ICT knowledge on the rise and the growing development within the sector, Lebanon’s ICT sector employs about 7, skilled individuals today. Additionally, about 2, university graduates in the fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied informatics join the ICT sector each year.

More recently, Gasmi et al. () have examined the impact of privatization of the fixed-line telecommunications operator on sector performance, analyzing the outcomes of privatization reforms in a to panel dataset on a selection of countries (including OECD countries, Asia, Africa, Latin America).

These authors find that the. The focus of Lebanon Privatization is on telecom and electricity. Council for Lebanon Privatization has two projects in the telecom sector, one of the Lebanon privatization of mobile networks and the other is the creation of a national incumbent integrate.

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Lebanese government has proudly outlined itsprivatization program in the recovery paper presented toParis III donors, underscoring its crucial role in promotinggrowth, reducing public debt and fiscal deficits.

The focusis on the most profitable privatization, the mobile sector,while electricity, the most destitute, is deferred to anundetermined future date. Using a comprehensive country‐level panel data set covering the period from towe investigate the impact of privatization and competition in the telecommunications sector around the world.

Full privatization, which gave private owners control rights, contributed substantially to improving the allocation of labor and capital. - Lebanon’s real GDP growth is projected to be 4% from to (IMF), fifth highest in MENA region after Iraq (%), Qatar (%), Morocco (%), and KSA (%) - Lebanon has sophisticated financial services and products - Lebanon is one of the few countries in which banking secrecy is prevalent and has.

In the following part of this study, the special characteristics of the network infrastructure sector, especially the telecommunications sector, are considered from a theoretical perspective. The most fundamental economic characteristics of the telecommunications sector are network effects (e.g.

Liebowitz and Margolisp. 77; Shyp. 4).Labor Market Economic Base Quality of Life Infrastructure Corporate Environment Image 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% % Source: BA&H Survey - 5 - Saudi Telecom Co Updated: In fact, the telecommunications sector, where under privatization, has been the main recipient of foreign investments in other geographies Source: UNCTAD The importance in studying the effects of globalization on the labor market lies in the fact that earnings from labor represent the main source of income for the great majority of the inhabitants of developing nations and especially of the poorer groups of workers, who lack ownership of any other material assets.