Telecommunications and Socio-Economic Development / Edition 1

Telecommunications and Socio-Economic Development / Edition 1

by S. MacDonald, G. Madden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0444826483

ISBN-13: 9780444826480

Pub. Date: 10/16/1998

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

Telecommunications systems are central to the development of a global economy, and are fundamental to the means by which most business is conducted, organised and managed. Supported by recent sophisticated econometric analyses, the International Telecommunications Union considers the link between telecommunications and economic development to be axiomatic. This volume…  See more details below

Overview

Telecommunications systems are central to the development of a global economy, and are fundamental to the means by which most business is conducted, organised and managed. Supported by recent sophisticated econometric analyses, the International Telecommunications Union considers the link between telecommunications and economic development to be axiomatic. This volume takes a broader view. Four themes are considered: Telecommunications and Development focuses on new technology diffusion, and the regional impact of telecommunications investment. International Dimensions provides an examination of the political, strategic and legal environment within which new communications technology evolves and is employed. Organisational Aspects is concerned with organisation-specific analyses of the role and impact of telecommunications within firms. Such an approach avoids the 'telecommunications as oil' treatment of much recent analysis. Country Studies examines telecommunications issues in the Asia-Pacific region, South America, and the former communist nations of Central and Eastern Europe. The papers tacitly stress the importance of path dependence; that is, institutional features and history, are important in determining telecommunications futures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780444826480
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing
Publication date:
10/16/1998
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Telecommunications and Socio-Economic Development: Introductory Remarks1
Pt. ITelecommunications and Development
1Telecommunications Infrastructure and Invention, Innovation, and Diffusion Processes13
2The Supply of Direct Exchange Lines in Developing Countries25
3Telecommunication Infrastructure and Economic Growth: An Analysis of Spanish Manufacturing Industry39
4Measuring the Gains from Asia-Pacific Trade in Telecommunications55
Pt. IIInternational Dimensions
5The Political Economy of Telecommunications Services Trade and Investment Policy: Australia, Japan and the US77
6Contested Arenas in International Telecommunications: Towards an Integrated Political Perspective99
7The Impact of Advanced Communications on European Growth and Trade119
8Strategic Alliances for the Provision of New Telecommunications Services: A Methodological Approach to a European Satellite System145
9Strategic Alliances in Telecommunications and Media: An Economic Analysis of Recent European Commission Decisions155
10Practical Issues in Overseas Investment: Some Examples from Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia177
Pt. IIIOrganisational Aspects
11Explaining the Use of Inter-Firm Data Networks for Electronic Transactions: The Case of the Pharmaceutical and Advertising Industries in France191
12Information Efficiency, Production Organisation and Systems Productivity: Quantifying the Systems Effects of EDI Investments205
13Information Technologies in the Service Sector: Monitoring Impacts at the Industry Level217
14Corporate Structures in the Advanced Telecommunications Technologies and Information Services Era231
15Beyond Technological or Organisational Determinism: A Framework to Understand the Link Between Information Technologies and Organisational Changes245
16Telecommunications and Market Efficiency: The Missing Link263
17Learning and the Diffusion of the Digital Paradigm in Information and Communication Technology275
18Notions of Network: Some Implications for Telecommunications of Differences in Perception295
Pt. IVCountry Studies
19From Path-Dependent Processes of Structural Change to a Diversity of Market Models in Central European Countries' Telecommunications315
20Where The Poor Have Access to Telephones: Telecommunications and Development in the Indian State of Kerala337
21Liberalisation and Privatisation: Telecommunications Reforms in Sri Lanka353
22Competition Without Privatisation: The Chinese Path375
23Telecommunications Liberalization: The Lessons of India393
24The Brazilian Way of Telecommunications Reform: Diverging from the Latin Spanish American Model?407
Author Index435
Keyword Index437

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