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The telecommunications industry : the dynamics of market structure / Gerald W. Brock.


Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1981.
ISBN 0674872851

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Subjects Europe.
Juridische aspecten.
Markt.
Telecommunicatiesector.
Telecommunication -- Europe.
Telecommunication -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Telecommunication -- Law and legislation.
Telecommunication -- United States.
Telecommunication policy -- United States.
Telecommunication policy.
Telecommunication.
Telekommunikation.
Télécommunications -- Droit -- États-Unis.
Télécommunications -- Europe.
Télécommunications -- Équipement -- Industrie et commerce -- États-Unis.
Télécommunications -- Équipement -- Industrie et commerce -- Pays de l'Union européenne.
Télécommunications -- États-Unis.
Télécommunications -- Politique gouvernementale -- États-Unis.
United States.
Wettbewerb.
Series Harvard economic studies ; v. 151.
Description xi, 336 pages ; 24 cm.
Copyright Date 1981.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction. An industry in transition ; Preview of the study ; The theory of regulation ; Systems effects -- The theory of dynamic industry structures. The creation of barriers to entry ; New entry via exogenous technological progress; Changes in industry boundaries -- The telegraph in the United States. The invention of the telegraph ; Economic characteristics of the telegraph industry in 1845 ; From monopoly to competition, 1845-1851 ; From competition to monopoly, 1851-1866 ; Western Union dominance, 1866-1877 ; Evaluation of telegraph development -- The telephone in the United States. The telephone challenge, 1876-1879 ; Bell patent monopoly, 1879-1894 ; The decline of monopoly power, 1894-1907 ; Evaluation of telephone development -- The telephone and telegraph in Europe. The telegraph in Great Britain ; The telephone in Great Britain ; The telephone in France ; The telephone in Sweden ; European and American comparison -- The decline of competition, 1907-1935. The management change ; Mergers and antitrust ; The emergence of regulation ; The radio challenge ; Evaluation of market power restoration -- The era of regulated monopoly, 1934-1956. The formation of the Federal Communications Commission ; The microwave challenge ; The antitrust suit ; Evaluation of the regulated monopoly era -- New competition I : the long-distance market. The long-distance market in 1956 ; Private communications systems and response ; The entry of specialized common carriers ; Competition in switched long-distance service ; Evaluation of long-distance competition -- New competition II : terminal equipment. The terminal equipment market in 1956 ; The Hush-a-phone and Carterphone decisions ; Terminal competition with connecting arrangements ; Certification and direct connection ; Evaluation of terminal equipment completition -- New competition III : changing industry boundaries. Technological progress and industry boundaries ; Satellite communications ; Computers and communications ; Mail and communications ; Evaluation of changing industry boundaries -- Public policy considerations. Congressional reaction to competition ; Antitrust litigation ; Implications and conclusions.
Geographic Area United States
Europe, Western
Network Numbers (OCoLC)6889666
(OCoLC)ocm06889666
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WorldCat Identities Brock, Gerald W.
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