Title: Innovation diffusion in a context of radical industry restructuring

Authors: Jiang Yu, Yongjiang Shi, Xin Fang

Addresses: Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Mill Lane CB2 1RX, UK. ' Engineering Department, University of Cambridge, Mill Lane CB2 1RX, UK. ' Institute of Policy and Management, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.O.Box 8712, Beijing 100080, PR China

Abstract: This paper, based on a detailed case study on innovation diffusion in the Chinese telecommunication industry, seeks to explore the complex relationships in a regulatory environment and enrich the traditional innovation diffusion models. The paper also indicates the learning process of the policy-maker to achieve its strategic objectives by policy interventions.

Keywords: innovation diffusion; industry restructuring; learning; telecommunications industry; China; regulation; policy making; policy interventions; internet protocol telephony; developing countries.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2006.008422

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2006 Vol.3 No.2, pp.214 - 226

Published online: 19 Dec 2005 *

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