Frontiers of Broadband, Electronic and Mobile Commerce / Edition 1

Frontiers of Broadband, Electronic and Mobile Commerce / Edition 1

by Russel Cooper

ISBN-10: 3790800872

ISBN-13: 9783790800876

Pub. Date: 08/03/2004

Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD

Russel Cooper and Gary Madden The present volume analyses the frontiers of broadband, electronic and mobile commerce markets. High-capacity and intelligent mobile telecommunication net­ works have resulted in new services, such as SMS and Internet banking. Growth in mobile Internet network infrastructure and subscription has provided a base for the development of…  See more details below


Russel Cooper and Gary Madden The present volume analyses the frontiers of broadband, electronic and mobile commerce markets. High-capacity and intelligent mobile telecommunication net­ works have resulted in new services, such as SMS and Internet banking. Growth in mobile Internet network infrastructure and subscription has provided a base for the development of e-commerce. Accordingly, recent research on broadband net­ works is forward-looking, e. g. , forecasting Internet telephony adoption and the structure of future retail markets. The broadband regime brings with it concerns of identifying appropriate standards and delivery for universal service. Regulation and pricing are matters of importance as well as appropriate investment decisions within a market of ongoing innovation. The volume is divided in five parts: e-commerce business models; network technology and productivity; demand and pricing; market growth, regulation and investment; and issues related to the development imperative. The structure of the volume is guided by the basic themes considered at the International Telecommu­ nications Society's Asia-Australasian Regional Conference "Mcbusiness, E­ commerce and the Impact of Broadband on regional Development and Business Prospects", which took place in Perth Western Australia on 22-24 June 2003. The volume contains a selection of papers presented at this conference as well as four additional invited papers, commissioned to augment the volume. The invited pa­ pers are authored by Jerry Hausman (Chapter 1), Jeffery Bernstein and Charles Zarkadas (Chapter 6), M. Ishaq Nadiri and Banani Nandi (Chapter 8) and Glenn Woroch (Chapter 13).

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Table of Contents

I: E-COMMERCE BUSINESS MODELS.- Cellular 3G Broadband and WiFi.- Consumer Welfare and Cellular Telephony.- Cellular Broadband Internet Access.- Effect of Regulation.- Sunk Investment and Regulation.- Cellular Moves to 3G.- Requirements for 3G to be Successful.- Current 3G Market Experience.- Spectrum Auctions.- WiFi.- End to Government Regulation?.- Conclusion.- Acknowledgement.- References.- Geographic and Socially Embedded B2C and B2B E-Commerce.- Toward a Situated View of B2C E-Commerce.- Transaction Cost and Complementary Views of B2C E-Commerce.- Physical and Virtual Channel Synergy.- A Situated View of Click and Mortar Benefits.- Managing Situated E-Commerce.- Empirical Analyses of Strategy and Benefit.- Towards a Situated View of B2B E-Commerce.- Electronic Hierarchy and Small Networks.- Rise and Collapse of Third-party B2B E-Markets.- Geographic Business Communities and Situated B2B E-Commerce.- E-Commerce and Local Business Clusters.- Social Capital, B2B Electronic Coordination and Local Clusters.- Conclusion.- References.- SME International E-Commerce Activity.- SME Export Behavior and the Internet.- Maintained Assumptions.- SME E-Business.- Method.- Participant Firms.- Model.- International Web Use: Commitment, Sophistication and Adaptation.- Firm Factors: Capability and Business Relationships.- Environmental Factors: Market Change and Industry Norms.- Participant Firm Change.- Current E-Business Use.- Environmental and Firm Factor Change.- Model Stability.- Discussion.- Conclusions.- References.- SME Interaction in Supply Chains.- Small Business E-Market Entry Barriers.- Drivers and Barriers to Interoperability.- Drivers.- Barriers.- E-Business Principles.- Problem Identification.- Process Separation.- Business Solutions.- Stakeholder Support.- Governance and Funding.- Supply Chain Interoperability Initiatives.- B2B Registry and Integration Toolkit.- Information Technology Online Program.- Appliance Industry.- Mining Industry.- Textile Supply Chain Interoperability.- NOIE and the Path Ahead.- Conclusion.- II: TECHNOLOGY AND PRODUCTIVITY.- Deciding on Network Architecture for 3G Wireless Services.- Wireless Network Architectures.- IG Wireless Networks.- 2G Wireless Networks.- 3G Wireless Networks.- Innovation and Wireless Networks.- Analog to Digital.- GSM to GPRS.- GPRS to EDGE.- Moving to 3G.- Alternative 3G Paths.- GSM-based Network Migration.- CDMA-based Network Migration.- Real Options and Risk Neutrality.- Conclusion.- References.- Measurement of TFP Growth for US Telecommunications.- The Concept of Total Factor Productivity.- Indexes of Total Factor Productivity.- Choice of TFPI.- TFPI: Updating the FCC Study.- Calculation of Output Quantity Index.- Calculation of Input Quantity Index.- Calculation of the TFPI.- TFPI: Intrastate Disaggregation and Broadband.- Conclusion.- References.- Measuring TFP for an Expanding Telecommunications Network.- Network Expansion.- Econometric Cost Model.- Model Estimation: Issues and Results.- Post-estimation Analysis.- Conclusion.- Appendix: Timeline of Technological Advance.- References.- Dynamic Aspects of US Telecommunications Productivity Measurement.- Prices and Investment.- TFP Trends and Sources.- Dynamic Aspects.- Spillover or Network Effect Measurement.- Measurement of Infrastructure Investment Benefit.- Conclusion.- Acknowledgement.- References.- III: DEMAND AND PRICING.- Korean Wireless Data Communication Markets and Consumer Technology.- Wireless Data Communication.- Mobile Internet and Wireless LAN Market Trends.- WDC Service Business Structure.- Competitive WDC Factors.- Competition by Service Characteristics.- Conjoint Design and WDC Competitive Advantage.- Sample Design.- Conjoint Questionnaire.- Empirical Model.- Estimation Results.- Business Strategy for Service Providers.- Economic Impact.- Conclusion.- Appendix: Sample of Cards Used in the Survey.- References.- WTP Analysis of Mobile Internet Demand.- Descriptive Analysis.- Network Subscription Choice.- Modeling WTP for Wireless Internet Access.- Price Elasticity Calculations.- Conclusions.- References.- Asymmetry in Pricing Information Goods.- Information Good Demand Characteristics.- Alternative Pricing Strategies.- Marginal Cost Pricing.- Monopolistic Pricing.- Firm Survival and Pricing in Information Goods Markets.- Firm Industry Exit with the Initial Version.- Firm Industry Exit with the Upgraded Version.- Firm Survives Indefinitely.- Conclusion.- References.- IV: MARKET GROWTH, REGULATION AND INVESTMENT.- Measuring Telecommunication System Network Effects.- Modeling Telecommunications Demand.- Data and Variables.- Estimation and Results.- Conclusion.- Identifying the Exogenous Structural Parameters.- References.- Open Access Rules and Equilibrium Broadband Deployment.- Broadband Technology and Regulation.- Broadband Technology and Cost Characteristics.- Policy Promoting Broadband Competition.- A Technology Race Model of Broadband Deployment.- Duopoly Broadband Race Equilibrium.- Comparative-static Analysis.- Regulation of Non-broadband Service.- Open Access Rules and the Equilibrium Broadband Race.- Resale of Monopoly Broadband Service.- Interim Facility Sharing.- Pure Broadband Resale.- Symmetric and Asymmetric Facility Sharing.- Conclusions.- Acknowledgement.- Equilibrium Deployment.- Comparative Statics.- References.- Spectrum Management and Mobile Telephone Service Markets.- Mobile Telephone Service Market Innovation.- Approaches to Spectrum Management.- Spectrum Management Regimes.- Spectrum Management and Market Organization.- Spectrum Management and Innovation.- Conclusions.- Acknowledgements.- References.- Rational Explanations of ICT Investment.- Recent OECD ICT Investment.- Optimal Investment Strategy.- Implications of Rational Accounting.- Conclusion.- References.- V: DEVELOPMENT IMPERATIVE.- North African Information Networks.- Demography and Economic Indicators.- Information Sector Reform.- Information Networks.- Conclusions.- References.- OECD Broadband Market Developments.- Broadband and the OECD.- Broadband Subscription.- Between OECD Member Country Digital Divide.- Within OECD Member Country Digital Divide.- Bridging the Divide.- Subscriber Access Thresholds.- Technical Solutions.- Addressing the Backhaul Problem.- Policy and Conclusions.- Acknowledgement.- References.- Understanding the Evolving Digital Divide.- Digital Divide Statistics.- North-South Production and ICT Investment.- Joint Ventures and Optimized Current Output.- Investment and Applications Sector Volatility.- Optimal Investment Strategy.- Implications for ICT Investment and the Digital Divide.- Conclusion.- References.- List of Contributors.

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