9780415277402

Economies of Network Industries

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    9780415277402

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    041527740X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-05-23
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Hans Gottingerexamines different types of network industries such as railways, telecommunications and new media, and the economics thereof. An accent on history is something that makes this book stand apart from others in the area. The author's accessible writing style and knowledgeable research should make the book recommended reading for all those interested in industrial, innovation and micro policy economics.

Table of Contents

List of figures
xiii
List of tables
xiv
Preface xv
Network economics
1(15)
Introduction
1(1)
Networks and network industries
1(4)
High-risk investments and sunk costs
5(1)
Economies of scale
6(1)
Network externalities
7(3)
Complementarity, compatibility, and standardization
10(2)
The rationale of strategic alliances
12(1)
Setting standards
13(1)
References
14(2)
Network size and value
16(5)
Introduction
16(1)
Perspectives on network externalities
17(1)
Hypotheses on network externalities
17(1)
Technology adoption and network industries
18(1)
References
19(2)
Technology adoption in networks
21(16)
Introduction
21(1)
Examples: present and past
21(1)
The simple mechanism of technology adoption
22(2)
Compatibility through bridging technology
24(3)
Resolving empirical puzzles
27(1)
Review of related work
28(2)
A coordination game
30(2)
Antitrust policy
32(1)
Strategic pricing
33(2)
Conclusions
35(1)
References
36(1)
Technological racing in network industries
37(19)
Introduction
37(2)
State of research
39(3)
A model framework for a simple stochastic race
42(3)
Statistical measurements of industrial racing patterns
45(6)
Discussion
51(4)
References
55(1)
Networks and competition
56(21)
Introduction
56(2)
Issues in the telecommunications industry
58(5)
Evaluating complex network competition cases
63(8)
Leveraging market power
71(2)
Raising rivals' costs
73(1)
Increasing barriers to entry and foreclosure
74(1)
References
75(2)
Strategic alliances, mergers, and acquisitions
77(24)
Introduction
77(2)
Integration
79(1)
Screening of market power
80(1)
Exclusion of access to alliance
81(5)
Exclusionary strategies in vertical alliances
86(4)
Tying in strategic alliances
90(2)
Grantback provisions and cross licensing
92(1)
Vertical integration
93(4)
International conflicts
97(1)
Conclusions
98(1)
References
99(2)
Standards, compatibility, market share, competition, and quality
101(26)
Introduction
101(1)
Networks and industrial organization: a review
102(4)
The model
106(1)
Competition and market share
107(1)
Social welfare
108(1)
Assessment of profits
109(2)
Network externality and choice of product quality
111(2)
Modelling product quality
113(2)
Some equilibrium results
115(1)
Quality comparisons
116(2)
Cost of quality
118(1)
Assessing social welfare
119(2)
Free entry and consumer expectations
121(3)
Conclusions
124(1)
References
125(2)
Network economies for the Internet: conceptual models
127(24)
Introduction
127(1)
Design goals
128(1)
The rationale of economic models in networking
129(1)
Internet resources
130(6)
Modelling approach
136(4)
Network economy
140(8)
Conclusions
148(1)
References
149(2)
Network economies for the Internet: application models
151(16)
Introduction
151(1)
Two examples
152(3)
Results from the network economy
155(1)
Price equilibrium
156(2)
Agent routing and admission
158(2)
The server economy
160(3)
Transaction routing
163(1)
Conclusions
164(1)
Appendix: proofs of Pareto optimal allocations
165(1)
References
165(2)
Macroeconomics of network industries
167(15)
Introduction
167(1)
Economic transformation
168(2)
Assessing the transformation
170(3)
The productivity paradox
173(3)
The global network economy
176(2)
Intangible assets
178(1)
Information markets
179(1)
Conclusions
179(1)
References
180(2)
Appendix A The Japanese telecommunications industry 182(18)
Appendix B Network size, value, and cycles 200(16)
Appendix C Quality of service parameters in queueing networks for the Internet 216(9)
Index 225

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