Economics of Regulation and Outsourcing


Fabiano E. Molinelli (Editor)
Leonardo S. Paccagnella (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
BISAC: BUS000000

In this book, the authors present current research from across the globe in the study of the economics of regulation and outsourcing in the global economic perspective. Topics discussed in this compilation include how bank market power and market structure affect economic volatility; alternatives to traditional regulation, such as commitments on a voluntary basis, which may encourage companies to innovate and respond to environmental challenges; CO2 mitigation instruments in the transport sector; outsourcing and administrative models in Western Europe; bilateral oligopoly in the wholesale electricity market; regulating informational imperfections and market failures in the insurance market; the economics of good communication in outsourced and off-shore call centers; the role of power and dependence in outsourcing; and the movement to outsource operations in industrial environments. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Bank Market Power and Economic Volatility: Some International Evidence
(Nuria Suárez Suárez, Public University of Navarre, Faculty of Economics, Department of Business Administration, Pamplona, Spain)

The Role of Environmental Agreements for Environmental and Biodiversity Protection: Evidence from European Experiences
(Natalia Marzia Gusmerotti, Francesco Testa, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Piazza Martiri della Libertà, Pisa, Italy)

An Analytical Framework to Assess the Interactions between CO2 Mitigation Instruments in the Transport Sector
(Pablo del Río, Miguel Angel Tarancón, Cristina Peñasco, Institute for Public Goods and Policies, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicos (CSIC), Madrid, Spain, and others)

Outsourcing and Administrative Models in Western Europe
(Noralv Veggeland, Department of Economics and Organizational Science, Lillehammer University College, Postboks, Norway)

An Application of a Slope-Taking Equilibrium Model to Bilateral Oligopoly in a Wholesale Electricity Market
(Isamu Matsukawa, Faculty of Economics, Musashi University, Tokyo, Japan)

Labour Demand Effects of Offshoring in Mexico
(María Angeles Cadarso-Vecina, María del Rosario Cervantes, Nuria Gómez-Sanz, Luis Antonio López-Santiago, María Ángeles Tobarra-Gómez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Ftad. de CC. Económicas y Empresariales, Albacete, Spain, and others)

Regulating Informational Imperfections and Market Failures in the Insurance Market
(Donatella Porrini, Università del Salento, Italy)

The Economics of Good Communication in Outsourced and Offshored (O & O) Call Centres: How Much Does Good English Communication Cost in Asian Call Centres?
(Jane Lockwood, Department of English, City University of Hong Kong)

Moving to Outsourcing in Production Scheduling: Quantitative Approaches
(Roberto Fernandes Tavares Neto, Grupo Gama, Gestão e Tecnologia Aplicada à Manufatura e Operações, Departamento de Engenharia de Produção/Industrial Engineering Department, Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil)

The Role of Power and Dependence in Outsourcing
(Marjolein C.J. Caniëls, Adriaan Roeleveld, Faculty of Management Sciences (MW), Netherlands Laboratory for Lifelong Learning (NeLLL), Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL), DL Heerlen, The Netherlands, and others)


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