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Global Broadband Battles
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“ 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
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@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.

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"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 "This book offers the reader a detailed explanation of the rise of South Korea to world leadership in the penetration of broadband, as well as the renaissance of Japan and the relative decline of the United States and Europe. It is compulsory reading for all those who wish to sort out these puzzles." - Chris Freeman, University of Sussex

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