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Modernisation and Privatisation of Postal Systems in Europe

New Opportunities in the Area of Financial Services

  • Roberto Ruozi
  • Luisa Anderloni

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Roberto Ruozi, Luisa Anderloni
    Pages 1-7
  3. Luisa Anderloni, Odile Pilley
    Pages 9-71
  4. Lucia Leonelli
    Pages 175-211
  5. Jean-Paul Pollin, Angelo Riva
    Pages 213-252
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 270-270

About this book


After the positive experience made in 1999, with the research and consequent publication of the volume "Banking Privatisation in Europe. The Process and the Consequences on Strategies and Organisational Structures", published by Springer-Verlag, we have decided to set up a new group of researchers to study the present changes within the European postal systems and the privatisation developments. Starting from our competencies and specific knowledge - financial markets and management of bank intermediaries - our research has basically focussed onto the posts' financial services offer and their future perspectives. The subject is particularly interesting considering the radical changes, which are giving to 'the postal activity and the competition itself a new profile. And this reality paves the way to new opportunities in the market segment of financial services for retail customers and, at the same time, it brings in new threats. Our approach is the approach of compared analysis in Europe in order to detect common trends in the development or possible specific features, as well as positioning perspectives of the different national Posts in the single market of financial services. Our working group has benefited from the collaboration of researchers and experts with different nationality, university education and experience. Eminent representatives of postal companies, regulation and control bodies, banks and financial institutes have been interviewed and have allowed precious elements to deepen our knowledge and capacity of interpreting the present trends.


Delivery channels and Post Office Innovation and postal offer Post Postal and financial services Postal industry Postbank banking

Editors and affiliations

  • Roberto Ruozi
    • 1
  • Luisa Anderloni
    • 2
  1. 1.Bocconi UniversityMilanItaly
  2. 2.Genoa UniversityGenoaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Modernisation and Privatisation of Postal Systems in Europe
  • Book Subtitle New Opportunities in the Area of Financial Services
  • Editors Roberto Ruozi
    Luisa Anderloni
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-42777-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07669-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-04882-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 271
  • Number of Illustrations 39 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Finance, general
    European Integration
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