Management of Innovation in Network Industries: The Mobile Internet in Japan and Europe

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Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 10, 2007 - Business & Economics - 266 pages
Motivation and Research Questions This work seeks to further our understanding on the management of innovations in network industries. Although the economics of network markets like telecommuni- tions, Internet, email, media, computer, and service operations in banking, legal and airline industries have become a major field of economic research; knowledge about how to manage innovation within these markets is less advanced et al. 2000: 793; 2003: 198). The goods and services of these industries regularly manifest themselves as complex system products, which are composed of multiple mutually dependent components and often supplied by different industries 1998: 691; TIDD 1995: 308). Innovation processes associated with complex systems products, therefore, display a systemic character and the issue of how to coordinate the diverse but nevertheless complementary inputs poses a major challenge for innovation management. The issue of how to organise complex innovation projects, however, is still open for debate: A broad range of organisational forms--e. g, vertical integration and TEECE (1996: 68), TEECE (1996: 205), and (2001: 227); decentralised networks--BRESNAHAN and (1999: 13-14); (1999: 162) and (1992: 310); proje- organisationsmHOBDAV (2000: 892) has not only been theoretically derived, but is reported as well in practical use.
 

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Contents

Analytical Framework
8
A General Introduction
13
Transition towards a Modularised Structure The Case of the PC Industry
16
Types and Challenges of Systemic Innovations
31
Simplified Architecture of a Mobile Internet System
66
Example of a Protocol Conversion Gateway
70
Example of Devices Communicating through a Protocol Stack
72
Risk of Innovational Failure
84
Organisation of Technical Development and Market
116
DDI Internal Project Organisation
122
Structure of the WAP Forum
128
Growth of imodeEZweb Subscribers and Content Supply
175
Growth of Mobile Internet Penetration Rates in Japan and Germany
176
Can Explain Differences in Team Performance
201
Key Findings Implications and Conclusions
227
Appendix
237

Success Factors for the Specification of Interfaces
89
Success Factors for the Verification of Interface Quality
97
Key Behavioural Success Factors for the Development of Interfaces
101

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Dr. Michael Haas promovierte am Japanzentrum und dem Department für Betriebswirtschaftslehre der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Er ist als Unternehmensberater in der Telekommunikations-, Informations- und Medienbranche tätig.

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