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Global competition between and within standards : the case of mobile phones

Author: Jeffrey L Funk
Publisher: New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The author summarises the development of the global mobile communications industry to date, examining how global standards have been established, and why particular firms have succeeded within these  Read more...


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey L Funk
ISBN: 033397039X 9780333970393
OCLC Number: 47231147
Description: xv, 296 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Key theoretical issues in competition within and between standards --
3. Market and committee mechanisms in setting global standards --
4. Committee- and market-based competition in the mobile infrastructure market --
5. Committee and particularly market competition in the mobile phone market --
6. Third generation and mobile Internet standards and competition in third generation infrastructure and phones --
7. A proposed model of technological change --
Appendixes: --
1. Interviews --
2. Analysis of the first 20 GSM orders --
3. Example of standard setting in other industries that require high investments --
4. Large investments and interface ambiguities: The Internet.
Responsibility: Jeffrey L. Funk.
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