Stanley Besen Free eBooks (1)

ISBN: 0833018469, 9780833018465
Author: Stanley Besen
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Keywords: japan, preliminary, survey, setting, standard, information, technology, telecommunications
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This Note describes and analyzes telecommunications and information technology standard-setting in Japan, with particular emphasis on the roles of the Telecommunications Technology Committee (TTC), the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, and the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. It also compares the organization and structure of TTC with those of the European Telecommunications S......
Author: Stanley Besen
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Keywords: preliminary, analysis, institute, standards, telecommunications, european
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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) was formed to accelerate standardization and promote greater harmonization among European telecommunications systems. This Note describes ETSI's organization and structure and relates them to its expected behavior and performance. Some characteristics, such as the use of a weighted majority voting rule, are likely to expedite the setting o......
Author: Stanley Besen
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Keywords: economic, analysis, property, intellectual, technologies, new
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This Note aims to improve understanding of how new information and communications technologies may affect the economic system in which knowledge-based products and services are produced, packaged, distributed, and used. It examines (1) the economic basis for the systems of private property rights in intellectual property, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets; (2) the economic behavior of produce......
Author: Stanley Besen
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Keywords: intellectual, property, supply, costs, copying, reproduction, private
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This Note develops an analytic model of the behavior of producers of intellectual property (e.g. books and journals, computer software, pre-recorded videocassettes) when a technology that permits private copying is introduced. The model, which focuses on changes in the price of originals in response to copying, is used to analyze the effect of private copying on the profits of producers and the we......
Author: Stanley Besen
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Keywords: broadcasting, industry, coalescence, power, television, structure, barry, litman, vertical, review
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This review disputes Litman's contention that regulating contractual relationships between the television networks and their affiliates and program suppliers will improve industry performance. The various proposals offered by Litman would, at best, simply redistribute profits among industry participants. At worst, they would raise costs and lower the quality of viewing fare. The review argues that......
Author: Stanley Besen
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Keywords: new, stations, prospects, time, television, value
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Analyzes the determinants of program rates of television stations. Rates are those charges for the use of station time during which the purchaser supplies his own program.They therefore represent the station's compensation for the use of its time.Factors found to affect these rates are the number of homes with television sets in the station's market, whether the station operates on VHF or UHF, whe......
Authors: Jan Paul Acton, Stanley Besen
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Keywords: exchanges, power, bulk, economics
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Utilities exchange electricity with one another in order to increase operating efficiency and system reliability. At present, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission regulates the prices charged by privately owned utilities for the sale or transmission of bulk power. There is now increased interest in relaxing the regulation of such trades, and permitting market forces to constrain prices. In ord......
Authors: Stanley Besen, Garth Saloner
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Keywords: services, telecommunications, market, standards, compatibility
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This paper analyzes the processes by which standards are produced in the telecommunications industry, focusing particularly on voluntary standards that are established cooperatively and de facto standards that are established by the market. It first considers the forces that determine which process will be used to determine a standard, and then examines cooperative standard-setting in practice. It......
ISBN: 0833007734, 9780833007735
Authors: Stanley Besen, Leland Johnson
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Keywords: industry, executive, summary, broadcasting, innovation, standards, competition, compatibility
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This report is an executive summary of R-3453, which analyzes the forces that affect the development of standards in the broadcasting industry, the nature of the standards that emerge, and the economic effects of those standards.......
ISBN: 0833007726, 9780833007728
Authors: Stanley Besen, Leland Johnson
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Keywords: broadcasting, industry, innovation, competition, standards, compatibility
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This study surveys the theoretical literature dealing with the economics of compatibility standard setting and, using that literature as an analytic framework, it investigates a number of cases of standard setting in the broadcasting industry. These cases include both point-to-multipoint services (e.g. broadcast television) and point-to-point services (e.g. cellular radio). The goal is a better un......
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