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Internationalisation in the telecommunications services industry: Literature review and research agenda

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  • Jakopin, Nejc M.
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    A review of 356 publications addressing internationalisation aspects of the telecommunications services industry (TSI) shows a growing body of contributions, mainly covering research themes like settlement and regulation policy, strategic alliances and incumbents' reactions to deregulation as well as opening of markets in-depth until recently. Wireline telephony TSI has been the dominant segment in most contributions, while the mobile or broadband Internet segments only featured in more recent work. Segment characteristics like non-uniform barriers to entry, different reasons for alliances and non-uniform levels of internationalisation differentiate these TSI segments pose a number of additional questions concerning telecom firms' internationalisation strategy and success promising for future research.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Telecommunications Policy.

    Volume (Year): 32 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 8 (September)
    Pages: 531-544

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:32:y:2008:i:8:p:531-544

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    Keywords: Alliances Cross-border Foreign Direct Investment Global Internationalisation Mobile network operators Performance Telecommunications services industry;

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