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The Smart Revolution Towards the Sustainable Digital Society

Beyond the Era of Convergence Edited by Hitoshi Mitomo, Waseda University, Hidenori Fuke, Professor Emeritus, Komazawa University, Tokyo, Japan and Erik Bohlin, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
The objective of this book is to present a comprehensive evaluation of the smart revolution, including its social and economic impacts. It proposes a modern framework to help assess how recent information and communication technologies (ICTs) can contribute to societies as a whole. The authors offer a guide to how advanced network technologies have led to a greater variety of applications and social networking services. These allow people to connect with each other both at a more personal and global level, and will ultimately herald a new era of ICTs that will shape the “digital society".
Extent: 416 pp
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Publication Date: 2015
ISBN: 978 1 78471 003 3
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Industrial Economics
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Technology and ICT
The objective of this book is to present a comprehensive evaluation of the smart revolution, including its social and economic impacts. It proposes a modern framework to help assess how recent information and communication technologies (ICTs) can contribute to societies as a whole.

The authors offer a guide to how advanced network technologies have led to a greater variety of applications and social networking services. These allow people to connect with each other both at a more personal and global level, and will ultimately herald a new era of ICTs that will shape the ‘digital society’.

This essential resource will appeal to academics, government officials and practitioners in telecommunications and media.
Contributors: H. Ahmad, E. Bohlin, T. Bunno, M. Cave, M. Ehrler, N. Freund, H. Fuke, T. Garín-Muñoz, C. Gijón, K. Hatta, A. Henten, H. Idota, T. Jitsuzumi, N. Kasuga, M. Kimura, C. Kongaut, Y.-L. Liu, R. López, M. Lundborg, G. Madden, H. Mitomo, K.-Y. Na, A. Nakamura, T. Otsuka, T. Pérez-Amaral, E.O. Ruhle, N. Sakurai, M. Shishikura, M. Sugaya, R. Tadyoni, K. Takachi, M. Tsuji, C.-H. Yoon

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION: THE IMPACT OF THE SMART REVOLUTION
Erik Bohlin, Hidenori Fuke and Hitoshi Mitomo

PART I ICT ECOSYSTEM IN TRANSFORMATION
1. The Dominance of the IT Industry in a Converging ICT Ecosystem
Anders Henten and Reza Tadayoni

2. Model Analysis of the Two-sided Market of the Mobile Broadband Business: in Japan and Worldwide
Keisuke Takachi and Toshiya Jitsuzumi

3. Digital Power Shift from Network to Smart Devices: How will Regulators Cope with Digital Power?
Minoru Sugaya

PART II WHAT DID THE SMART REVOLUTION ACHIEVE FOR BUSINESS AND SOCIETY?
4. Empirical Analysis of the Relationship between Social Media Use and Product Innovation: Focusing on SNS Use and Social Capital
Hiroki Idota, Teruyuki Bunno and Masatsugu Tsuji

5. Efficiency of Transport Infrastructure and ICT Development
Kyoung-Youn Na and Chang-Ho Yoon

6. Telecommunication Service Countermeasures against Disasters: Japanese Peoples’ Willingness to Pay for Telecommunication Services
Akihiro Nakamura

7. The Role of Media and ICT to Motivate People to take Post-quake Recovery Action: An Evidence of the “Pythagorean Effect”
Hitoshi Mitomo, Tokio Otsuka and Mikio Kimura

PART III NEW ISSUES CREATED BY THE SMART REVOLUTION
8. Customer Service Quality and Incomplete Information in Mobile Telecommunications: A Game Theoretical Approach to Consumer Protection
Rafael López, Teodosio Pérez-Amaral, Teresa Garín-Muñoz and Covadonga Gijón

9. Industry-specific Patterns Inherent in Personal Information Leakage Incidents in Japan: Analyses of an Incident Database
Naoko Sakurai

PART IV REGULATION REQUIRED FOR THE SMART REVOLUTION
10. Smart Devices, Fixed/mobile Convergence and the Cloud: Some Medium Term Regulatory Challenges
Martin Cave and Keiko Hatta

11. Problems with International Mobile Roaming – Excessive Deregulation Works Against User’s Interests
Hidenori Fuke

PART V NEW FEATURES IN THE MEDIA INDUSTRY
12. An Estimation of Marginal WTP for Variety in the Broadcasting Platform
Manabu Shishikura and Norihiro Kasuga

13. The Impact of Newly-emerging Media on Traditional Media Platforms in Taiwan: A Co-opetition Perspective
Yu-li Liu

PART VI THE SMART REVOLUTION IN COUNTRIES
14. The Australian Digital Market: Opportunities and Challenges
Gary Madden and Hasnat Ahmad

15. NGA Networks as Basis for a Sustainable Digital Society – European Country Studies (Germany, UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland)
Ernst-Olav Ruhle, Matthias Ehrler, Natascha Freund and Martin Lundborg

16. Understanding Market Definition, Relevant Market and Significant Market Power (SMP) Frameworks in the EU
Chatchai Kongaut and Erik Bohlin

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