CROATIAN TELECOMMUNICATION MARKET:
CONCENTRATION TRENDS IN THE PERIOD
FROM 2003 TO 2008
DYNAMICS IN SOCIAL NETWORKS
Mirjana Pejić Bach1, Jovana Zoroja1 and Željko Jirouš21Department of Informatics, Faculty of Economics and Business - University of Zagreb
2c/o Faculty of Economics and Business - University of Zagreb
|INDECS 11(1), 131-142, 2013
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Received: 6 November 2012
Telecommunication markets are a valuable factor that contributes to the economic growth and
development. The development of the telecommunication markets and services was slower in the countries in transition than in
developed European countries, altough after the fall of communism countries in transition implemented a big progress in spreading and
modernizing of their telecommunication network.
The paper analysis the level of concentration of telecommunication industry in Croatia from 2003 to 2008. The data used in the analysis consider 50 Croatian largest IT firms that are operating on telecommunication market and specific telecommunication sectors: producers of telecommunication equipment, distributers of telecommunication services and implementers of telecommunication solutions. The main two conclusions of this article are: (1) degree of concentration on the telecommunication market in Croatia changed differently in different market shares, (2) degree of concentration on the telecommunication market in Croatia is influenced by different barriers to enter the market.
The analysis finds that Croatian telecommunication industry is in a good position even a few steps ahead of some other transition countries.
telecommunication market, concentration, Croatia, transition countries
JEL: L96, L43