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Transport systems : a management approach

Author: Herbert G Lich
Publisher: Melbourne : RMIT Press, 1997.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert G Lich
ISBN: 0864590105 9780864590107
OCLC Number: 154366575
Target Audience: Tertiary students.
Description: xvi, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1: Transport systems: structure and economic characteristics. 1. Transport: the global change --
2. Transport: the social, economic and political impacts --
3. The functionality of transport --
4. Pricing strategies for transport operations --
5. Demand and consumer preference --
6. Market structures and supply factors. pt. 2: Transport systems: operational and commercial characteristics. 7. Variables in the provision of transport services --
8. Operational and commercial characteristics of the motor carrier --
9. Operational and commercial characteristics of rail carriers --
10. Operational and commercial characteristics of air carriers --
11. Operational and commercial characteristics of pipelines --
12. Operational and commercial characteristics of the shipping industry --
13. Port operations --
14. The Australian National Line --
15. Communication carriers --
16. Transport infrastructures: Asia and Australia --
two case studies --
17. Transport infrastructures --
18. Intermodal transport: the search for optimal solutions --
19. The politics of economics: microeconomic reforms --
20. Conclusion --
App. A. Fuel alternatives --
App. B. Location matrix --
App. C. Logistics --
App. D. Case study --
logistics --
App. E. Competitive markets and marginal costs --
App. F. Risk analysis --
App. G. Monopolies --
App. H. Consumer preference --
App. I. Supply of transport and government business enterprises --
App. J. Restrictive monopolies --
App. K. Railway operations --
two case studies (Australian rail operations; Rail development; An Asian perspective) --
App. L. Airline industries --
three case studies (Airline deregulation, Airport operations; Qantas vs Singapore Airlines: a comparative analysis) --
App. M. Privatisation --
three case studies (Water ports; Airports; Telecommunication carriers).
Responsibility: Herbert G. Lich.

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