Effects on Employment of the Liberalisation/ Privatisation process in the Telecommunications Sector

  • Skouby, Knud Erik, (Project Manager)
  • Henten, Anders, (Project Participant)
  • Wulff, Thomas, (Project Participant)


    The structural adjustment of the telecommunications sector, accelerated by technological progress and by the process of liberalisation and privatisation, will have a negative short-term impact on employment amongst the main operators. These short-term effects might be more than compensated for in the longer term by the development and diffusion of telematic services and applications and by externalities associated to investments in information networks and technology.
    The study aims at estimating these overall employment effects by case studies in different EU-countries. CTI performs the studies of Denmark and Finland.
    Effective start/end date01/01/199631/12/1996