Japan's mobile internet success story – facts, myths, lessons and implications

Sven Lindmark (Department of Innovation Engineering and Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Erik Bohlin (Department of Innovation Engineering and Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)
Erik Andersson (Department of Innovation Engineering and Management, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden)

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ISSN: 1463-6697

Publication date: 1 December 2004

Abstract

The paper investigates the evolution of the successful mobile internet service i‐mode in Japan, identifies the relevant explanatory factors, and provides implications for the further development of mobile data communications in Europe. In conclusion, the paper argues that there must be a balanced and efficient mix of industry coordination, service experimentation, and dynamic competition in order to provide a foundation for mobile data success in Europe.

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Lindmark, S., Bohlin, E. and Andersson, E. (2004), "Japan's mobile internet success story – facts, myths, lessons and implications", info, Vol. 6 No. 6, pp. 348-358. https://doi.org/10.1108/14636690410568623

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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