Presenting a full interpretation of the law concerning telecommunications deregulation, this volume evaluates the US Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996 in its entirety and addresses the economic implications for prospective market restructuring, impending competition and strategic planning. The book also aims to provide the comprehensive evaluation needed to: forecast market trends in telecommunications supply and demand; estimate the costs of new product development, pricing and distribution; design strategic plans to maximize emerging market opportunities; identify the elements likely to have the greatest impact on future mergers, acquisition, alliances, partnerships, and business formations worldwide; and apply appropriate forecasting methods in relation to competitive threats.
Dr. James K. Shaw is the Director of the Applied Economics at the University of San Francisco. He holds a Ph.D. in economics and managerial science from the University of Nevada, and an A.M in communications from Stanford University. He serves on the editorial board for the Western Governmental Research Association.
Deregulation of the telecommunications industry; analysis of the Telecommunications Reform Act of 1996; microeconomic tools for telecommunications professionals; market structures and competitive response; the economics of consumer behaviour; the economics of telecommunications product and service delivery; market versus competitive research in the telecommunications industry; emerging economics of new business formations; emerging economics of international business formations; alternative future scenarios for the telecommunications industry.