The Economics of Network Industries / Edition 1

The Economics of Network Industries / Edition 1

by Oz Shy
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521805007

ISBN-13: 9780521805001

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Networks are fastest-growing components in most industries. Network industries include the Internet, e-mail, telephony, computer hardware and software, music and video players, and service operations in businesses overseas, banking, law, and airlines. Oz Shy conveys the essential features of how strategic interactions among firms are affected by network activity,

Overview

Networks are fastest-growing components in most industries. Network industries include the Internet, e-mail, telephony, computer hardware and software, music and video players, and service operations in businesses overseas, banking, law, and airlines. Oz Shy conveys the essential features of how strategic interactions among firms are affected by network activity, and how social interaction influences consumers' choices of products and services. Oz Shy is on the faculty of economics at the University of Haifa, in Haifa, Israel. His previous book is Industrial Organization: Theory and Applications (MIT Press, 1996).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521805001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
315
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The hardware industry; 3. The software industry; 4. Technology, advance, and standardization; 5. Telecommunication; 6. Broadcasting; 7. Markets for information; 8. Banks and money; 9. The airline industry: social interaction; 10. Other networks; Appendix A. Normal-form games; Appendix B. Extensive-form games; Appendix C. Undercut-proof equilibria.

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