Path Creation in the Passenger Transport Industry: What Can Air Learn From Rail

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For advancing airline sales infrastructure to the technological state-of-the-art, the industry’s association IATA currently aims at forming a new distribution standard. We take this issue to shed light on the motivation for agreeing on commercial standards in passenger transportation and their historical development in the railway and airline industry. We then reflect on lessons that can be learnt both from economic theory and prior standardisation experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2014
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Path Dependence - Free University , Berlin, Germany
Duration: 17 Feb 201418 Feb 2014
Conference number: 3


Conference3rd International Conference on Path Dependence
LocationFree University
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  • Passenger transportation
  • Path creation
  • Sales technology
  • Economic history
  • Standardisation

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