Conclusions and Perspectives

  • Günter Pfeiffer
  • Bernhard Wieland


How do firms in Germany use telematics? What kinds of telecommunications networks do they use? How are they constrained by the regulatory framework? This section will discuss these questions from the general perspective of telecommunications policy. The next three sections will turn to the microeconomic level and discuss specific applications of telematics in German firms.


Switching Cost Mutual Fund Travel Agency German Economy German Firm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Günter Pfeiffer
    • 1
  • Bernhard Wieland
    • 2
  1. 1.DETECONBonn 2Germany
  2. 2.Staatswissenschaftliches SeminarUniversität zu KölnKöln 41Germany

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