Co-ordination, Co-operation,
& Competition
The Creation of Common Institutions
for Telecommunications

By Carl Jeding
September 2001
Uppsala University Press
ISBN: 91-554-5008-3
229 pages, illustrated
$55.00 paper original

The telecommunications sector is an industry that requires extensive co-ordination of e.g. technological, economic, and administrative factors in order to function as a unified system. The different actors in the sector normally have diverging interests concerning the choice of common rules.

This has created a demand for institutional and organizational structures that can help the actors reach common solutions. This Ph.D. thesis explores these issues within the telecommunications industry in Europe and Sweden particularly.

Contents include: Concise summary. National Politics and International Agreements: British Strategies in Regulating European Telephony, 1923-39. Networks of Telephony: Central actors in the CCIF, 1923-39. Regulatory Change and International Co-Operation: The Scandinavian Telecommunication Agreements, 1900-1960. Liberalisation and Control: Instruments and Strategies in the Regulatory Reform of Swedish Telecommunications.

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