The Resource How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network, Shane Greenstein

How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network, Shane Greenstein

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How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network
Title
How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network
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Shane Greenstein
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Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In less than a decade, the Internet went from being a series of loosely connected networks used by universities and the military to the powerful commercial engine it is today. This book describes how many of the key innovations that made this possible came from entrepreneurs and iconoclasts who were outside the mainstream—and how the commercialization of the Internet was by no means a foregone conclusion at its outset.Shane Greenstein traces the evolution of the Internet from government ownership to privatization to the commercial Internet we know today. This is a story of innovation from the edges. Greenstein shows how mainstream service providers that had traditionally been leaders in the old-market economy became threatened by innovations from industry outsiders who saw economic opportunities where others didn’t—and how these mainstream firms had no choice but to innovate themselves. New models were tried: some succeeded, some failed. Commercial markets turned innovations into valuable products and services as the Internet evolved in those markets. New business processes had to be created from scratch as a network originally intended for research and military defense had to deal with network interconnectivity, the needs of commercial users, and a host of challenges with implementing innovative new services. How the Internet Became Commercial demonstrates how, without any central authority, a unique and vibrant interplay between government and private industry transformed the Internet
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Shane Greenstein is the Kellogg Chair in Information Technology and professor of management and strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, and codirector of the program on the economics of digitization at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His books include Diamonds Are Forever, Computers Are Not and Standards and Public Policy.
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IN-ChSCO
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Greenstein, Shane
Government publication
other
LC call number
HC79.I55
LC item number
G744 2015eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
Series statement
The Kauffman Foundation Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
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  • Information technology
  • Internet industry
  • Internet
  • Telecommunication
  • Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Handel, Kommunikation, Verkehr
  • Internet industry
  • Political Economics, other
  • Social Sciences
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specialized
Label
How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network, Shane Greenstein
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Publication
Copyright
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Unleashing Commercial Iconoclasts
  • THE BLOSSOMING
  • 6. How Not to Start a Gold Rush
  • 7. Platforms at the Core and Periphery
  • 8. Overcoming Two Conundrums
  • 9. Virulent Word of Mouse
  • 10. Capital Deepening and Complements
  • EXPLORATION AND RENEWAL
  • 11. Bill Votes with a Veto
  • 12. Internet Exceptionalism Runs Rampant
  • Frontmatter
  • 13. The Paradox of the Prevailing View
  • 14. The High Cost of a Cheap Lesson in Wireless Access
  • EPILOGUE
  • 15. Enabling Innovation from the Edges
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Ubiquitous Clicks and How It All Started
  • THE TRANSITION
  • 2. The White House Did Not Call
  • 3. Honest Policy Wonks
  • 4. A Taste of Champaign
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(504 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400874293
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400874293
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460000
  • (OCoLC)984546879
  • (DE-B1597)9781400874293
Label
How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network, Shane Greenstein
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5. Unleashing Commercial Iconoclasts
  • THE BLOSSOMING
  • 6. How Not to Start a Gold Rush
  • 7. Platforms at the Core and Periphery
  • 8. Overcoming Two Conundrums
  • 9. Virulent Word of Mouse
  • 10. Capital Deepening and Complements
  • EXPLORATION AND RENEWAL
  • 11. Bill Votes with a Veto
  • 12. Internet Exceptionalism Runs Rampant
  • Frontmatter
  • 13. The Paradox of the Prevailing View
  • 14. The High Cost of a Cheap Lesson in Wireless Access
  • EPILOGUE
  • 15. Enabling Innovation from the Edges
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • INTRODUCTION
  • 1. Ubiquitous Clicks and How It All Started
  • THE TRANSITION
  • 2. The White House Did Not Call
  • 3. Honest Policy Wonks
  • 4. A Taste of Champaign
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(504 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400874293
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400874293
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)460000
  • (OCoLC)984546879
  • (DE-B1597)9781400874293

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