Many recent books on information and communication technologies concentrate on individual country experiences or neglect to analyze political factors in conjunction with entrepreneurial ones.
This book, the result of an international research project, comprises a comprehensive comparison of three key countries: Japan, the United States and Germany. The book adopts an institutional approach.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Institutions and Learning in New Industries: An Introduction Storz and Moerke Part II: Institutional Framework for ICT and Options for Political Governance: Japan, the United States and Germany in Comparison 2. Legacies of the Developmental State for Japan’s Information and Communication Industries Tilton and Choi 3. Institutional Framework and Competitiveness of the U.S. Telecommunications Market Schefczyk 4. Information and Communication Technologies in Germany: Is there a Remaining Role for Sector-Specific Regulations? Knieps 5. Private Solutions to Uncertainty in Japanese Electronic Commerce Storz 6. Institutional Conditions for Achieving Effective Implementation of ICT Frieden 7.B2C E-Commerce Dynamics in Germany: Do we Need a Different Regulatory Framework? Rothgang, Lageman and Scheuer Part 3: Industrial Organization, Enterprise Structure and ICT: Japan, the United States and Germany in Comparison 8. ICT and Corporate Structure: The Diffusion of E-Commerce across Japanese Companies Tachiki 9. The Rise and Fall of 'Wintelism': Manufacturing Strategies and Transnational Production Networks of U.S. Information Electronics Firms in the Pacific Rim Lüthje 10.Open Innovation: Firms’ Novel Deployment of ICT in New Product Development Reichwald, Piller, Seifert and Ihl 11. Competitive Advantage through Co-Evolution of Technology and Organization Fulk 12. Next Generation Information and Communication Technologies Deployment in Japan Akhtar, Teramoto and Benton 13. Shaping Organizational Technology: ICT as a Learning Process Schreyögg