Market Entry Barriers in Finland's Rail Freight Transport

The domestic rail freight transport market has been open to competition from January 2007 in Finland and in most of Europe. However, transport markets are changing slowly. Market entry barriers play an important role in the market entry decisions and competition intensity within the industry. This paper illustrates that the biggest market entry barriers in Finland's rail transport market are rolling stock acquisition, accessing to the services, administrative factors, and recruiting skilled personnel. In addition, there are minor obstacles to entry, such as inadequate rail capacity, a long time-to-market, and possible actions of the incumbent.


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  • Accession Number: 01155782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2010 5:00PM