Economic Model for Monopoly Analysis in Telecommunication Research Paper by hicaliber

Economic Model for Monopoly Analysis in Telecommunication
A proposal to develop an economic model to predict monopoly in the telecommunications field.
# 93038 | 19,900 words | 130 sources | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 07, 2007 in Business (Companies) , Business (Industries) , Communication (General) , Economics (General)

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The Telecommunications Act of 1996 sought to end the monopoly that once existed in the telecommunications industry. Since its adoption, the telecommunications industry has been undergoing a period of rapid change and development. The entry of new players into the market encouraged them to seek new ways to attract and keep customers. The paper shows that these changes have led to a rapid influx of new technology and services. Many times what defines a monopoly is not clear in every circumstance and there are many pending lawsuits for violations of antitrust laws in the courts today. The paper explains that economic models are useful in resolving issues of whether a monopoly truly exists, or whether claims are unsubstantiated. Previous models were applicable only in certain situations. These models are unreliable in predicting monopolies outside the parameters for which they were designed. This research develops and tests an economic model that accurately predicts the existence of a monopoly in the telecommunications sector. The paper includes tables and figures.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Introduction
Rationale for Study
Scope of Problem
Statement of Hypothesis and Research Questions
Chapter 2: Literature Review
The Telecommunications Industry
Economic Models of a Monopoly
Michael Porter and Monopolies and Clusters
Knowledge Engineering in Relation to Monopolies and Business
Intelligence Applied to Monopolies
Chapter 3: Methodology
Database of Study and Data-Gathering Method
Sample Population
Chapter 4: Data Analysis
Chapter 5: Findings and Conclusions

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Adams, W.J., and Yellen, J.L., (1976) Commodity Bundling and the Burden of Monopoly. Quarterly Journal of Economics 90 (3): 475498.
  • APUC Annual Report (1997) Http://Www.State.Ak.Us/Apuc/Annualreports/97annl_Rpt/13.Htm Accessed January, 2002.
  • Armentano, D.T. (1990) Antitrust and Monopoly: Anatomy Of A Public Policy Failure. New York: Holmes & Meier.
  • Baumol, W.J., J. Panzar and R.D. Willig, (1986), "On The Theory of Perfectly Contestable Markets," In New Developments In The Analysis of Market Structure. Edited By J.E. Stiglitz and G.F. Matthewson, Cambridge, Mass.,

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