Title: Building collaboration networks for 3G system development, attempts from China

Authors: Jiang Yu; Hailing Liu; Pek-Hooi Soh

Addresses: Institute of Policy and Management, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 8712, Beijing 100190, China. ' Institute of Policy and Management, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 8712, Beijing 100190, China. ' Segal Graduate School of Business, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC V6C 1W6, Canada

Abstract: This paper tries to gain a better understanding of the developing process of new generation telecommunication systems in the big developing countries and to find key dynamics that influence such a process from the inter-firm network perspective. By observing the growth of collaboration networks in China|s 3G mobile telecommunication industry, the desire to exchange resources, widen experience between the local and foreign manufacturers, in terms of internationalisation, are found to be important in driving the inter-firm network for the dominant design. The effective shaping and coordinating of the network settings become critical for the latecomer players to survive the global standard war. Therefore, exploring the external resource and occupying the central positions in the network are more likely to lead the local firms to transform to innovations in developing a complex information system.

Keywords: collaboration networks; 3G mobile systems; commercialisation; China; new generation telecommunications; local firms; information systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2011.042585

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2011 Vol.10 No.2/3/4, pp.151 - 166

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 18 Sep 2011 *

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