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Internet Services: Regulations Stifling the Growth

Varadharajan Sridhar

in The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075530
eISBN:
9780199081042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075530.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores in detail the Internet service evolution in India starting with the erstwhile monopoly provisioning by the government operator. It explains the restrictions on Internet service ... More


The Internet: Still Wide Open and Competitive?

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Although the three major subsectors of the information sector—mass media, telecommunications, and information technology—developed at different times and paces, technological and regulatory ... More


New approaches to health care innovation: information for the chronic patient

Manuel García-Goñi and Paul Windrum

in The Economics of New Health Technologies: Incentives, organization, and financing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199550685
eISBN:
9780191720543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550685.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter aims to obtain better knowledge of health innovations, their key drivers, and dynamics. It focuses on the interaction between two agents: health service providers and patients. It ... More


Partnerships and Convergence in Telecom: An Evolving Story

Varadharajan Sridhar

in The Telecom Revolution in India: Technology, Regulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075530
eISBN:
9780199081042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075530.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter reviews the partnerships in the telecom industry. It also investigates the ‘convergence’ paradigm in telecommunications and its implications for consumers, telephone companies, service ... More


The Financing and Stability of Organizations Serving the Poor

Scott W. Allard

in Out of Reach: Place, Poverty, and the New American Welfare State

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120356
eISBN:
9780300152838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120356.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This chapter attempts to connect the funding of service providers to the geography of the safety net by examining how nonprofit agencies assisting poor populations finance services and programs. It ... More


Creating and Living Empowered Lives

Donald M. Linhorst

in Empowering People with Severe Mental Illness: A Practical Guide

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195171877
eISBN:
9780199865338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171877.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This concluding chapter summarizes the opportunities and limitations to empowering people with severe mental illness. It then explores the roles that the following parties play in promoting ... More


Financial Capabilities of Service Providers in the Asset-Building Field

Vernon Loke, Julie L. Watts, and Sally A. Kakoti

in Financial Capability and Asset Development: Research, Education, Policy, and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199755950
eISBN:
9780199332526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755950.003.0085
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The development of financial capabilities is essential for individuals to build long-term wealth and move out of poverty permanently. Service providers within the asset-building field regularly work ... More


The Public Sector Beyond the Civil Service

Ian Scott

in The Public Sector in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622091726
eISBN:
9789882207578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622091726.003.0028
Subject:
History, Political History

Although Hong Kong has reduced the size of its civil service, pay determination, and salaries, it has not openly welcomed the possible benefits of greater entrepreneurialism and the inclusion of the ... More


Working with External Service Providers

Grahame R. Dowling

in The Art and Science of Marketing: Marketing for Marketing Managers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199269617
eISBN:
9780191699429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269617.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter focuses primarily on advertising agencies and market research firms, the two principal outside suppliers of professional services to most marketing managers. The issues that govern the ... More


Mind the Gap: Digital Certificates, Trust, and the Electronic Marketplace

Ingrid Schenk

in Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296553
eISBN:
9780191685231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296553.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Innovation

Although user anonymity is one of the perceived qualities of the Internet, this has become a problem for those who wish to promote commercial transactions through this medium. It becomes difficult ... More


Cloud Technologies and Services

W Kuan Hon and Christopher Millard

in Cloud Computing Law

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199671670
eISBN:
9780191767463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671670.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

In this chapter we outline the main technical and commercial characteristics of cloud computing, including the central concept of ‘X as a Service’ and various other key elements. Common models for ... More


The Role of the FCC

Stephen B. Wicker

in Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915354
eISBN:
9780199366736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915354.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers the awkward stewardship of cellular architecture by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and service providers. The former showed a serious lack of vision in initially ... More


AT&T, BT, and NTT: A Comparison of Vision, Strategy, Competence, Path‐Dependency, and R&D

Martin Fransman

in Visions of Innovation: The Firm and Japan

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289357
eISBN:
9780191596261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198289359.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

AT&T, BT, and NTT are the largest telecommunications service providers in the USA, UK, and Japan, respectively, and until the mid‐1980s, the three companies were monopoly suppliers of ... More


Employment-Services Sectors under Resource Scarcity and Uncertainty

Ian Greer, Karen Breidahl, Matthias Knuth, and Flemming Larsen

in The Marketization of Employment Services: The Dilemmas of Europe's Work-first Welfare States

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198785446
eISBN:
9780191827365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198785446.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Providers of employment services are deeply affected by marketization, because it shapes the uncertainty and resource scarcity that they face. This chapter introduces these dynamics at the sector ... More


Global and local processes influencing young people’s caring roles in families affected by HIV and AIDS

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS: Global issues and policy responses

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420220
eISBN:
9781447301769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420220.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the processes and factors that influence whether and why young people take on caring responsibilities in families affected by HIV/AIDS. It explores the perspectives of young ... More


Conclusion

Douglas Cumming, Na Dai, and Sofia A. Johan

in Hedge Fund Structure, Regulation, and Performance around the World

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862566
eISBN:
9780199332762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862566.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter highlights the salient features of the preceding chapters.


Seeking the Answers

Eli M. Noam

in Media Ownership and Concentration in America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195188523
eISBN:
9780199852574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188523.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This book investigates whether the American information sector has become more concentrated. To provide an empirical answer, a methodology that is straightforward, simple, and transparent is adopted: ... More


Motivations and Methods

Eser Kandogan, Paul P. Maglio, Eben M. Haber, and John Bailey

in Taming Information Technology: Lessons from Studies of System Administrators

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195374124
eISBN:
9780199979134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374124.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Information technology is pervasive but also practically invisible to the average person. Information technology work is so complex that even technical people often do not have the complete picture. ... More


Social Provision in Low-Income Countries: New Patterns and Emerging Trends

Germano Mwabu, Cecilia Ugaz, and Gordon White (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242191
eISBN:
9780191697050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242191.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Public and Welfare

During recent years, provision of key social services in low-income countries has been affected by adverse macroeconomic conditions and by radical changes in economic thinking. For example, the ... More


Conclusion: the consumer in public services

Richard Simmons and Martin Powell

in The consumer in public services: Choice, values and difference

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421814
eISBN:
9781447303725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421814.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

A key focus of this book was to think about the ‘differentiated consumer’ in public services, and what it meant from different perspectives in relation to public services and consumption. This ... More


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