Telecoms in the Internet Age: From Boom to Bust To...? by Martin Fransman
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.
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.
Table of Contents
1. Explaining the Telecoms Boom and Bust of 1996-2002