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The Telecommunications Revolution

Past, Present and Future, 1st Edition

Edited by Harvey M. Sapolsky, Rhonda J Crane, W Russell Neuman, Eli M Noam


234 pages

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Originally published in 1992 this book charts the global restructuring of telecommunications industries away from the monopoly structures of the past towards increased competition, deregulation and privatization. The book's authors are international policy-makers and scholars, who examine the regulatory environment within a theoretical and historical context. The book looks at the roots of regulatory and legislative changes by discussing individually the countries at the forefront of the revolution: the UK, France, Germany, Japan and the United States. It examines the impact of new technology for consequences of change in trade and government policies.

Table of Contents

Preface: Decentralization and Deregulation on the March Harvey M. Sapolsky 1. Is Telecomunications Truly Revolutionary? Lester C. Thurow 2. Beyond the Golden Age of the Public Network Eli M. Noam 3. The Politics of Deregulation Alan Altshuler 4. Did Regulation Keep Pace with Technology? Peter Temin 5. The Significance of Telecom 2000 Kenneth Robinson 6. On Thinking About Deregulation and Competition Michael E. Porter 7. Viewing Divestment from Afar Douglas C. Pitt and Kevin Morgan 8. The Ecology of Games in Telecommunications Policy William H. Dutton 9. The Economics of International Competition Charles Jonscher 10. The Economics of International Telecommunications Alfred C. Sikes 11. A History of Recent German Telecommunications Policy Eberhard White 12. The Future of German Telecommunications Karl-Heinz Neumann 13. Telecommunications Policy in France Jean-Pierre Chamoux 14. Telecommunications Plicy in Japan Tetsuro Tomita 15. The Politics of International Telecommunications Reform Jill Hills 16. The Struggle for Control Within the Telecommunications Networks Marvin A. Sirbu 17. The Future of the Telecommunications Marketplace Peter F. Cowhey 18. TV Technology and Government Policy Rhonda J. Crane 19. Negotiating The World Information Economy Geza Feketekuty. Epilogue: Communications Policy in Crisis W. Russell Neuman

About the Editors

Harvey M. Sapolsky

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Economics and Business of Technology

Originally published between 1967 and 1999 the 50 volumes in this set examine the impact of technology on economics and international business. The volumes:

  • Present a synthesis of business functions and economic analysis and ask what the implications for skills development are and the effect of public policy
  • Report on global companies' experience with computers in company training in such areas as banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, IT, the retail industry, transport, telecommunications and energy.
  • Look at the way in which some businesses in high technology manufacturing industry have organised their structures and processes in order to manage product innovation effectively.


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory