Perception of Airline Industry Structure by Regulators and Managers

This study investigates whether regulators and firm managers in the European airline industry differ in their perception of current and future industry conditions in general, and route entry barriers in particular. It uses data gathered by a questionnaire-based survey. An analysis of the data reveals that the perceptions of regulators and airline managers differ significantly on only some industry conditions. There is apparently very little significant disagreement concerning entry barriers. In general, the differences detected do not suggest that one group has a more optimistic picture of the airline industry than the other group has. The perceptions of both groups resemble each other, but these perceptions only partly correspond to theory with regard to the interaction of certain industry conditions.


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  • Accession Number: 01002076
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 17 2005 10:33PM