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Progress in communication sciences, Vol. XV:

Advances in telecommunications
(Ablex, 1999)



Contents
Contributors
Introduction
Harmeet Sawhney
George A. Barnett


The Field
The Volume
The Chapters

Understanding Personal Telephone Behavior
Robert LaRose

Introduction
Economic Perspectives
Psychoanalytic Perspectives
Uses and Gratifications Perspectives
Sociological Perspectives
Social Learning Perspectives
An Agenda for Future Research
References

What Do We Know About Telephone Conversation?
Robert Hopper

Introduction
Telephone Speaking v. Face-to-face Speaking
The Telephoneþs Importance to How we Think about Talk
Conversation Analysis of Telephone Talk
POTS and PANS¼The Interactional Faces of New Telecommunications Technologies
Some Practicalities in Telephone Conversation
Final Thoughts
Transcript Symbols
References

Interconnection Pricing and Network Competition
Steven S. Wildman

Introduction
Pricing Access To Incumbentsþ Facilities
Determining The Access Deficit
Pricing Access To Maximize Surplus Over Time
Interconnection Pricing For Fully Integrated Networks
Conclusions
References

Patterns of Infrastructure Development in the U.S. and Canada
Harmeet Sawhney

Introduction
Pattern of Infrastructure Development in the U.S.
Pattern of Infrastructure Development in Canada
Development of Future Telecommunications Networks in the Two Countries
Implications for Research on Infrastructure Networks
References

Marketing of Telecommunications Services: Building and Defending Competitive Advantage
Ruby Roy Dholakia

Introduction: The Marketplace Imperative
Building Advantage Through Segmented And Differentiated Marketing
Choosing to Compete
Choosing A Corporate Brand Identity
Research Directions
Conclusion
References

Competing for Market Control of Advanced Communication Technologies and Services
Robin Mansell
W Edward Steinmueller

Introduction
The Producer Configurations
Service and Distribution Market Power
User Communities and Producer Configurations
Socio- economic and Policy Outcomes
Conclusion
References

Convergence in the Information Industries: Telecommunications, Broadcasting, and Data Processing--1981-1996
James A. Danowski
Jun-Ho Choi

Introduction
Convergence of Telecommunication: A Brief Historical Overview
Research Questions
Methodology
Results
Discussion
Conclusion
References

The Social Structure Of International Telecommunications
George A. Barnett

Introduction
Network Analysis
The Data
The Structure of the International Telecommunication Network
The Structure of the International Telex Network
International Monetary Flows
Position in the Network and Developmental Indicators
Antecedent Factors
Telecommunication and Physical Location
Telecommunication and Physical Location
Telecommunication and Physical Location and Language
Changes in the Network Over Time
Implications
Future Research
References

Telephone Penetration At The Margins: An Analysis Of The Period Following The Breakup Of AT&T, 1984-1994
Jorge Reina Schement

Introduction
Received Wisdom in the Eighties
Some Notes on Method and Measurement
Factors Influencing Nonsubscribership
Policy and Market as Ironic Tension

Sociospatial Aspects of Telecommunications: An Overview
Aharon Kellerman

Introduction
Basic Notions for the Geography of Telecommunications
Sociospatial Characteristics and Impacts of Telecommunications
Flows of Information
Conclusion
References