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Disruptive Activity in a Regulated Industry: The Case of Telecommunications

by Peter Curwen, Jason Whalley and Pierre Vialle Emerald Publishing Limited
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This book brings together the research on the effects of disruptive activity in a regulated industry, taking as its illustrative industry that of primarily mobile telecommunications. It provides case studies of both individual countries and international operators.

Chapter 1. Literature review

Chapter 2. Case studies of disruptive activity

Chapter 3. Mobile operator licensing in Europe: new entry and competition

Chapter 4. European mobile: The doctrine of '4 networks good, 3 networks bad'

Chapter 5. Multi-play as a disruptive strategy

Chapter 6. Free Mobile: A disruptive new entrant shakes up the French market

Chapter 7. India: A disruptive new entrant causes havoc

Chapter 8. CK Hutchison: A disruptive force in mobile telecommunications

Chapter 9. The multi-faceted nature of disruption

Peter Curwen retired in 2017 to become a 'gentleman scholar'. He was previously Professor of Economics at Sheffield Hallam University, and Visiting Professor of Mobile Communications, first at Strathclyde University and subsequently at the Newcastle Business School.


Jason Whalley is an international lecturer and consultant. Currently he is Professor of Digital Economy at the Newcastle Business School. He previously spent more than a decade at Strathclyde University.  


Pierre Vialle is Professor of Management at Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in France. He is Director of the School's Knowledge, Innovation & Network Dynamics (KIND) research group within the LITEM Lab.