Transport: An Economics and Management Perspective: An Economics and Management Perspective

Paperback | January 15, 2001

byDavid Hensher, Ann Brewer

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Combining organizational logistics with a strong focus on economic performance, this is the ideal text for all students of transport economics and management. This unique approach ensures that the reader will be ideally positioned to study all aspects of the transport course. Within the broad context of the supply chain that serves the transport task, topics covered include; the environment, deregulation and competitive tendering, market demand, costs and prices, and strategic management. The roles of people, work, and organizations within the supply chain areemphasized throughout the book. The text is well balanced with coverage of both theoretical management and its practical application in the transportation sector. Up-to-date case studies illustrate key issues in an accessible manner, and each chapter ends with discussion questions relating to the key issues covered. Thesefeatures result in a thorough and practical guide to the subject, providing students with an unsurpassed reference to all aspects of the transport sector.

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Combining organizational logistics with a strong focus on economic performance, this is the ideal text for all students of transport economics and management. This unique approach ensures that the reader will be ideally positioned to study all aspects of the transport course. Within the broad context of the supply chain that serves t...

David Hensher is Founding Director of the Institute of Transport Studies (a Commonwealth Key Centre) and Professor of Management in the Faculty of Economics at The University of Sydney. He has published extensively in the leading international transport journals and key journals in economics. Ann Brewer is the Foundation Professor of...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:January 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198776411

ISBN - 13:9780198776413

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Table of Contents

1. Transport economics and strategic management: an introduction2. Institutional and market environment: privatisation and competitive tendering3. Institutional and market environment: economic deregulation, competition policy and case studies4. Knowing your market: what influences choice and demand5. Knowing your costs6. Knowing your prices7. Evaluating the role of subsidy in supporting public transport services in urban areas: theory and application8. Knowing your organization from a supply chain perspective9. Knowing your business culture10. Knowing your work design11. Knowing your people

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`...up-to-date with current policy and illustrated with contemporary case studies...I shall now turn to this book as a primary source when faced with the task of getting an understanding of elements of transport economics. I recommend this book to other teachers, researchers, consultants andstudents as well as managers as an up-to-date and authoritative source.'Saad Yousif, Lecturer at the University of Salford, Division of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Salford University