Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Complex adaptive systems in the information economy : a mobile communications case study
Authors: Sammut-Bonnici, Tanya
McGee, John
Keywords: Telecommunication -- United Kingdom -- Case studies
Knowledge economy
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: European Group for Organizational Studies
Citation: Sammut-Bonnici, T., & McGee, J. (2005). Complex adaptive systems in the information economy : a mobile communications case study. EGOS 21st European Group for Organisational Studies Colloquium, Berlin.
Abstract: The new information economy acts as a microcosm where the dynamics of complexity are present through the pervasive effects of increasing returns. Network externalities are the ubiquitous force behind winner-takes-all scenarios where only the strongest firms survive. The effect is evident in cases such as Microsoft’s quasi-monopoly and eBay’s dominance of the consumer and small business auctions market. Interestingly however, many important industries exhibiting strong network externalities, have emerged with no dominant winner and the competitive environment is preserved.
Appears in Collections:Scholarly Works - FacEMAMar

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
  Restricted Access
839.49 kBAdobe PDFView/Open Request a copy

Items in OAR@UM are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.