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Global political economy of technology standardization: A case of the Korean mobile telecommunications market

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  • Jho, Whasun
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    This paper examines empirical cases of standardization in the Korean mobile market as vehicles for approaching the broader political and institutional context of standardization in telecommunications. A consideration of Korean standardization in the mobile telecommunications market is particularly interesting because it reveals how the state's political interests influence standards decisions, which are primarily driven by market and technological changes in telecommunications. Judged from the social construction of technology perspective which sheds light not only on technology itself but also on political, social and economic interests that surround transformations in technology, this paper highlights power relations among the major actors that have made technology standards decisions in Korea regarding second (2G) and third-generation (3G) mobile telephony. The paper also attempts to show how the Korean government has dealt with the diverse interests of various market actors while pursuing its own policy agenda.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Telecommunications Policy.

    Volume (Year): 31 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 (March)
    Pages: 124-138

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:31:y:2007:i:2:p:124-138
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