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Reprint of: Catching up through the development of technology standard: The case of TD-SCDMA in China

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  • Gao, Xudong
  • Liu, Jianxin
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    This paper explored the key factors affecting catching up through technology standard development by studying the evolution of TD-SCDMA, one of the three international standards of 3G mobile communications, in China. It was found that this was a complex co-evolution process between firm strategy and government policy aimed mainly at solving the challenges of late-comer disadvantages. The paper also examined the unique features of this co-evolution process, including the importance of the informal social network of non-customer stakeholders, and discussed the theoretical and practical implications of the key findings.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Telecommunications Policy.

    Volume (Year): 36 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 10 ()
    Pages: 817-831

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:telpol:v:36:y:2012:i:10:p:817-831
    DOI: 10.1016/j.telpol.2012.10.001
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