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Transforming global information and communication markets : the political economy of innovation

Author: Peter F Cowhey; Jonathan David Aronson; Donald Abelson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT, ©2009.
Series: Information revolution & global politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) fuels the growth of the global economy. How ICT markets evolve depends on politics and policy, and since the 1950s periodic overhauls of ICT policy have transformed competition and innovation. For example, in the 1980s and the 1990s a revolution in communication policy (the introduction of sweeping competition) also transformed the information market.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter F Cowhey; Jonathan David Aronson; Donald Abelson
ISBN: 0262255065 9780262255066 9786612240485 6612240482 128224048X 9781282240483 9780262012850 0262012855
OCLC Number: 1059032540
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (353 p.).
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; I The Inflection Point ; 1 The Next Revolution in Global Information and Communication Markets; 2 The First Two ICT Eras; 3 Modularity at the Inflection Point; 4 Modularity and Innovation; 5 The Political Economy of the Inflection Point ; II A Theoretical Interlude; 6 Theory before Policy; III Three Dimensions of Global Market Governance; 7 Trade and the Global Network Revolution; 8 Wireless Infrastructure; 9 Internet Governance ; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; Index.
Series Title: Information revolution & global politics.
Responsibility: Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson ; with Donald Abelson.
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Innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) fuels the growth of the global economy. How ICT markets evolve depends on politics and policy, and since the 1950s periodic overhauls of ICT policy have transformed competition and innovation. For example, in the 1980s and the 1990s a revolution in communication policy (the introduction of sweeping competition) also transformed the information market. Today, the diffusion of Internet, wireless, and broadband technology, growing modularity in the design of technologies, distributed computing infrastructures, and rapidly changing business models signal another shift. This pathbreaking examination of ICT from a political economy perspective argues that continued rapid innovation and economic growth require new approaches in global governance that will reconcile diverse interests and enable competition to flourish. The authors (two of whom were architects of international ICT policy reforms in the 1990s) discuss this crucial turning point in both theoretical and practical terms.

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