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Global Broadband Battles

Why the U.S. and Europe Lag While Asia Leads (Innovation & Technology in the World Economy)

By Martin Fransman (General editor)

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Format: Paperback, 300 pages
Other Information: 4 tables, 33 figures
Published In: United States, 25 March 2006
“ Martin Fransman is a pioneer in analyzing the development of high-tech industries. This study of broadband internet, put together by Fransman and a group of informed coauthors, examines the different paths taken by Korea, Japan, the United States, and several countries in Western Europe. It is a fascinating and illuminating story.”
— Richard R. Nelson,
Professor Emeritus, Columbia University
“ Global Broadband Battles is a fascinating and detailed account of the reasons why Japan and Korea have risen to world leadership in broadband communication, while the U.S. and Europe have been lagging. Fransman’ s book forcefully presents important policy lessons for companies and governments: competition should be fostered, the entry of new firms should be supported, and a regulatory regime allowing new competitors to be innovative should be encouraged.” — Franco Malerba, Director of Centre for Research on Innovation and Internationalization, Bocconi University, Italy

Table of Contents

@fmct:Contents List of Figures and Tables List of Tables Preface Chapter 1 Introduction - Global Broadband Battles: Why the US and Europe Lag while Asia Leads Martin Fransman Part I: Japan, Korea, and China Chapter 2 Broadband, Information Society and National System in Japan Takanori Ida Chapter 3 Broadband, the Information Society and National Systems: The Korean Case Inho Chung Chapter 4 Broadband Access Development in China Manqiang Liu Part II: The United States Chapter 5 Broadband in the United States Johannes M. Bauer Part III: France, Germany, Italy, and Sweden Chapter 6 Emergence and Growth of Broadband in the French Infocommunications System of Innovation Jackie Krafft Chapter 7 Development of the Broadband Market in Germany Franz B'llingen Chapter 8 Broadband in Italy: Timing in Intermodal Rivalry Cristiano Antonelli and Pier Paolo Patrucco Chapter 9 The Swedish Broadband Market Sven Lindmark and Per Bj'rstedt Conclusion Contributors Index

About the Author

Martin Fransman is Professor of Economics and Founder-Director of the Institute for Japanese-European Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His books include Telecoms in the Internet Age: From Boom to Bust to . . . ? (2002), winner of the Wadsworth Prize for the best business history book published in the United Kingdom in 2002, and The Market and Beyond: Information Technology in Japan (1990), winner of the Masayoshi Ohira Memorial Prize.

EAN: 9780804753067
ISBN: 0804753067
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Dimensions: 583 x 389.5 x 1.6 centimetres (0.40 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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