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Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson


Innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) fuels the growth of the global economy. How ICT markets evolve depends on politics and policy, and since the 1950s, periodic overhauls of ICT policy have transformed competition and innovation. For example, in the 1980s and the 1990s, a revolution in communication policy (the introduction of sweeping competition) also transformed the information market. Today, the diffusion of Internet, wireless, and broadband technology; growing modularity in the design of technologies; distributed computing infrastructures; and rapidly changing bus ... More

Keywords: innovation, ICT, global economy, competition, communication policy, information market, Internet, wireless, broadband technology, computing infrastructures

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780262012850
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter F. Cowhey, author

Jonathan D. Aronson, author