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Croatian Telecommunication Market: Concentration Trends in the Period from 2003 to 2008

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Author(s): Mirjana Pejić Bach | Jovana Zoroja | Željko Jirouš

Journal: Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems
ISSN 1334-4684

Volume: 11;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 131;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: telecommunication market | concentration | Croatia | transition countries

ABSTRACT
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.
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