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Governance of Communication Networks

Connecting Societies and Markets with IT

  • Brigitte Preissl
  • Jürgen Müller

Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Introduction

    1. Brigitte Preissl
      Pages 1-8
  3. Regulation: Making Networked Systems Function

  4. Technical Aspects and Standardisation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Dieter Elixmann, Annette Hillebrand, Ralf G. Schäfer
      Pages 93-110
    3. Anders Henten, Dan Saugstrup
      Pages 111-128
  5. Making the Market Fly: Critical Mass and Universal Service

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-147
    2. Arturo Robles Rovalo, José Luis Gómez Barroso, Claudio Feijóo González
      Pages 149-164
    3. Peter Farr, Franco Papandrea
      Pages 165-185
    4. Kjetil Andersson, Øystein Foros, Frode Steen
      Pages 187-201
    5. Morten Falch, Dan Saugstrup, Markus Schneider
      Pages 203-226
    6. Paul Rappoport, Lester D. Taylor, James Alleman
      Pages 227-240
  6. Integrating Citizens and Consumers in the Information Economy Master Plan

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
    2. Benedikt von Walter, Oliver Quiring
      Pages 243-271

About this book


Hardly anyone would doubt the potential of information technology (IT) to connect individuals, firms and organisations. Whether this power to connect will actually lead to the integration of markets and societies is a different issue. The articles collected in this book shed light on several aspects that are crucial for the success of global communication networks: they range from an appropriate framework for regulation and suitable strategies of firms that act as international players, to the inclusion of customers in defining product and service strategies, and from problems of access to advanced technology and networks for all groups in society regardless of their social status or geographical location to the role of new technologies in facilitating universal communication.


Information Technology (IT) Internet communication communication network economic growth information modeling networks organization productivity regulation science and technology service-oriented computing telecommunications transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Brigitte Preissl
    • 1
  • Jürgen Müller
    • 2
  1. 1.Konzernzentrale PIR 4Deutsche Telekom AGBonnGermany
  2. 2.The Berlin School of EconomicsBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews:

"Governance of Communication Networks: Connecting Societies and Markets with IT … is a wide-ranging volume that examines the challenges that information and communication technologies bring for individuals, organizations, and countries alike. … Those new to the field will benefit from the overview that the book provides, as would those seeking for a largely European perspective on the governance of communication networks or wishing to dip their toes into a particular subject." (Jason Whalley, Communications Booknotes Quarterly, Vol. 38 (2), 2007)