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The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence

By Catherine E.A. Mulligan

Routledge – 2011 – 346 pages

Series: Routledge Studies in Global Competition

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    978-0-415-58484-5
    September 29th 2011

Description

This book provides a unique view of the evolution of these industries, drawing out how technology and economic forces have worked together to create platforms around which different companies interact. Through identifying the key aspects of this evolution over the past decades, the author is able to put forward a unique view of the emerging industrial structure of the communications industries – the formation of an Information-Driven Global Commodity Chain, one that holds both incredible promise and challenges for our world.

Reviews

‘A timely book on one of the most fascinating developments of our age.’ - Rohit Prasad, Chairperson, Centre for Entrepreneurship, India, in Vision (16:1) 2012

Contents

Preface & Acknowledgements. Dedication. Foreward 1. Introduction to the Communications Industries 2. Technical Fundamentals 3. Economic Fundamentals 4. Semiconductors 5. Computing Platforms 6. Emerging Cloud Computing Platforms 7. Mobile Network Platforms 8. The Emerging Mobile Broadband Platform 9. Mobile Devices 10. A Converged Communications Industry

Author Bio

Catherine Mulligan is a Transitional Fellow in Innovation Studies at Horizon Digital Economy Research, University of Nottingham, UK.

Name: The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Catherine E.A. Mulligan. This book provides a unique view of the evolution of these industries, drawing out how technology and economic forces have worked together to create platforms around which different companies interact. Through identifying the key aspects of this...
Categories: Industrial Economics, Media, Information & Communication Industries, Management of Technology