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Title: Liberalisation and regulatory reform in the telecommunications market : a comparative study of the UK and Taiwan
Author: Huang, Y.-W.
Awarding Body: University of Cambridge
Current Institution: University of Cambridge
Date of Award: 2008
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The telecommunications sector has undergone rapid change over the last two decades. The market structure of the telecommunications sector has been transformed from one of monopoly to one of competition. Its regulatory framework has evolved from a ‘command and control’ model to ‘competition promotion’ and ‘market-steering’. The trigger of liberalisation of the telecommunications sector in the early 1980s caused a series of reactions in the market and the law. Current and potential prosperity has led authorities to consider how this process occurred and the direction it will follow. This thesis looks at the telecommunications sector through the three categories of: market, law and regulation. Key issues raised include the interaction of market forces and regulatory policy; causes and effects of regulatory reform for liberalisation; the relationship between market mechanisms and regulatory control. The aim of this thesis is to present an analytical study in telecommunications regulation, illustrating the linkage between the market development and regulatory reform within the liberalisation process. One of its main objectives is to explore the role of regulators, with particular emphasis on how regulatory reform for liberalisation has been carried out in different market backgrounds. Through a comparative study of the UK and Taiwan, experience from both developed and emerging markets is illustrated, and path-dependent regulatory approaches are analyzed in order to contribute to the learning process with regard to regulatory reform.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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