Essays on Platforms: Business Strategies, Regulation and Policy in Telecommunications, Media and Technology Industries

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, Institutionen för nationalekonomi, nationalekonomi sv
dc.contributor Hanken School of Economics, Department of Economics, Economics en Tåg, Joacim 2008-11-04T08:57:33Z fi 2011-03-02T13:20:30Z 2008-11-04T08:57:33Z fi 2011-03-02T13:20:30Z 2008-11-04
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-232-009-4
dc.identifier.issn 0424-7256
dc.identifier.uri URN:ISBN:978-952-232-009-4
dc.description.abstract The growth of the information economy has been stellar in the last decade. General-purpose technologies such as the computer and the Internet have promoted productivity growth in a large number of industries. The effect on telecommunications, media and technology industries has been particularly strong. These industries include mobile telecommunications, printing and publishing, broadcasting, software, hardware and Internet services. There have been large structural changes, which have led to new questions on business strategies, regulation and policy. This thesis focuses on four such questions and answers them by extending the theoretical literature on platforms. The questions (with short answers) are: (i) Do we need to regulate how Internet service providers discriminate between content providers? (Yes.) (ii) What are the welfare effects of allowing consumers to pay to remove advertisements from advertisement-supported products?(Ambiguous, but those watching ads are worse off.) (iii) Why are some markets characterized by open platforms, extendable by third parties, and some by closed platforms, which are not extendable? (It is a trade-off between intensified competition for consumers and benefits from third parties) (iv) Do private platform providers allow third parties to access their platform when it is socially desirable? (No.) fi
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Hanken School of Economics en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries 188
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dc.subject advertising fi
dc.subject hardware fi
dc.subject internet fi
dc.subject media fi
dc.subject net neutrality fi
dc.subject platforms fi
dc.subject policy fi
dc.subject price discrimination fi
dc.subject regulation fi
dc.subject software fi
dc.subject two-sided markets fi
dc.subject vertical integration fi
dc.subject.other Economics fi
dc.title Essays on Platforms: Business Strategies, Regulation and Policy in Telecommunications, Media and Technology Industries fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja fi
dc.type.ontasot Doktorsavhandling sv
dc.type.dcmitype Text 2008-11-14

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