Telecoms in the Internet Age: From Boom to Bust To...?

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The field of telecommunications experienced one of the most powerful rise in industrial success and within a short time, became one of the world's biggest economic pitfall. This book discusses this remarkable industrial collapse as well as analyzing the circumstances and conditions that contributed to the incredible rise and subsequent fall. It takes a global approach by providing compelling research on the situations of the countries who experienced this phenomenon, including, England, Germany, France, Japan and...

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Overview

The field of telecommunications experienced one of the most powerful rise in industrial success and within a short time, became one of the world's biggest economic pitfall. This book discusses this remarkable industrial collapse as well as analyzing the circumstances and conditions that contributed to the incredible rise and subsequent fall. It takes a global approach by providing compelling research on the situations of the countries who experienced this phenomenon, including, England, Germany, France, Japan and the United States.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780199257003
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 290
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin Fransman is currently Professor of Economics at Edinburgh University. He graduated from Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg where he also obtained a Masters degree in economics with distinction. He has taught economics at the University of the Witwatersrand, the University of Swaziland, and at Queen Mary College, London University. In 1988 he founded and was appointed Director of the Institute for Japanese-European Technology Studies (JETS) at Edinburgh University. His previous books include Visions of Innovation, Japan's Computer and Communications Industry, The Market and Beyond (winner of the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize), and Technology and Economic Development.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Figures
Acronyms and Abbreviations
Introduction 1
1 Explaining the Telecoms Boom and Bust, 1996-2002 7
2 Evolution of the Telecommunications Industry in the Internet Age 34
3 AT&T, BT and NTT: Super-adapters or Dinosaurs in an Age of Climate Change? 81
4 Deutsche Telecom: Europe's Giant Struggling to Globalize 124
5 France Telecom: France's Europeanizing Incumbent 158
6 The New Entrepreneurs in the Telecoms Industry 185
7 COLT: An American Telecoms Operator in Europe 201
8 The Changing Knowledge Base: Co-evolving R&D in Telecoms Network Operators 215
9 Mobile Internet: Explaining Japanese Success and European Failure 235
Conclusion: Shareout, Consolidation, and the Restoration of Profitability 260
Appendix 267
Bibliography 275
Index 285
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