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Publication date: 22 May 2007

Göran Svensson

The topic of this paper strikes the golden mean rather than the extreme ones. The purpose is to describe frameworks and processes that strive to balance and unite…

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Purpose

The topic of this paper strikes the golden mean rather than the extreme ones. The purpose is to describe frameworks and processes that strive to balance and unite conceptual opposites (so‐called “halves”) of the reality spectrum in different areas of literature.

Design/methodology/approach

Two related frames of reference in the area of inventory management are used to underpin and illustrate the frameworks and the processes to identify and manage conceptual halves in theoretical descriptions of the reality spectrum.

Findings

The tendency to focus on just halves (or lesser pieces) of the reality spectrum in theoretical descriptions of intangibles derived from research efforts creates a kind of blinkers‐syndrome, which is not enough to achieve a thorough understanding of the reality spectrum at hand.

Research limitations/implications

Current and forthcoming theoretical descriptions of intangibles would benefit from paying attention to the underlying message transmitted through the formula of consensus. It is important to remember that the formula of consensus is not only restricted to the counterparts, but also stresses the importance of the reality spectrum between conceptual halves in terms of the compatibility and the complement between the counterparts.

Originality/value

There are numerous halves in theoretical descriptions of the reality spectrum that are related to one another in areas such as constructs, strategies, perspectives, approaches, methodologies and principles. A formula of consensus is therefore introduced which consists of three ingredients (i.e. counterview; compatibility; and complement). It contributes to bridging the dissension of conceptual halves over time and across contexts in theoretical descriptions of the reality spectrum.

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European Business Review, vol. 19 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-534X

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Publication date: 1 October 2001

Rohan Samarajiva

Recognizes significant constraints that the UK’s international obligations as a member of the International Telecommunications Union and the European Conference of Post…

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Recognizes significant constraints that the UK’s international obligations as a member of the International Telecommunications Union and the European Conference of Post and Telecommunications Administrations impose. States there is also a trade‐off between internationally mandated allocations, which give certainty to equipment manufacturers and states spectrum is an important input into the production of a wide range of services – from mobile telephony to national defence.

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info, vol. 3 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 2 October 2007

Rajen Akalu

The purpose of this paper is to characterise opportunity cost associated with the development of spectrum.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to characterise opportunity cost associated with the development of spectrum.

Design/methodology/approach

Differential Ricardian rent theory is used in the paper to explain the relationship between the development of spectrum along internal and external margins. Opportunity cost is introduced to characterise the link between spectrum and spectrum substitutes.

Findings

The study finds that workable strategies for spectrum reform require that economic externalities be internalised. Opportunity cost considerations can serve to improve spectrum management policy by justifying policy constraints and distribute the spectrum to the user with the best relative use.

Research limitations/implications

Ricardian rent theory assumes that the “best” spectrum would be utilised first. In addition, there is no objective value‐based unit of spectrum and this limits the efficacy of Ricardo's theory.

Practical implications

The paper provides a more coherent explanation spectrum development and the spectrum management reform process.

Originality/value

The study provides a model for policy makers to introduce incremental change in the advent of novel wireless technologies

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info, vol. 9 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 26 January 2010

Rajen Akalu

This paper seeks to define a coherent management preference function for determining the conditions when the market can be effectively used in the management of spectrum

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Purpose

This paper seeks to define a coherent management preference function for determining the conditions when the market can be effectively used in the management of spectrum based on abduction and volitional pragmatism.

Design/methodology/approach

Volitional pragmatism based on the logic of abduction is used to provide an explanation for real world empirical observation of few spectrum trades in the UK. This is generalized for application with wider context of European frequency management.

Findings

There has been a considerable regulatory effort directed toward spectrum trading in the EU. The UK experience with trading is clearly not what was expected. It was suggested that this is a result of an analytical approach based on deductive validationism subject to ceteris paribus assumptions. This approach does have merit but its application is over extended. This is due in large part institutional under specification of what constitutes the market and the nature of the transaction taking place.

Research limitations/implications

The emphasis is in this paper is on the explanation of real world facts rather than normative prescription based on deductive validationism. Such an approach though fallible (all facts cannot be taken into account) is no less valuable in the process of regulatory decision making than deductive validationism.

Practical implications

This paper provides a more coherent explanation of spectrum development and the spectrum management reform process.

Originality/value

A set of conditions are provided for determining when the market can be used in the management of spectrum. This makes explicit the intended operation of the market as well as its limitations.

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info, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 1 February 2001

William H. Melody

Proposes a framework for the constructive application of 3G auctions. Suggests that other forms of auctions should be investigated, especially where the policy priority is…

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Proposes a framework for the constructive application of 3G auctions. Suggests that other forms of auctions should be investigated, especially where the policy priority is rapid network rollout. Sums up that early experience with the 3G auctions in Europe points to several conclusions about efficient spectrum allocation and assignment.

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info, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 1 March 2006

Martin Weiss

The purpose of this paper is to construct a framework for discussion and future studies of the secondary use of electromagnetic spectrum.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to construct a framework for discussion and future studies of the secondary use of electromagnetic spectrum.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper establishes some useful definitions and then systematically applies them to the secondary use case. This is extrapolated to develop a framework.

Findings

It is important to be careful to circumscribe discussions around secondary use, as each component of the framework poses different problems for implementation and research.

Originality/value

The paper proposes a way to structure the discussion of and research into secondary use of electromagnetic spectrum, which can apply significant clarity to future work in this area.

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info, vol. 8 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Publication date: 1 October 2001

Peter Curwen

Posits when someone gets a spectrum licence, they are almost guaranteed that the market structure of the service provided will be frozen for a certain period. Suggest a…

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Posits when someone gets a spectrum licence, they are almost guaranteed that the market structure of the service provided will be frozen for a certain period. Suggest a new system based on property rights and spectrum trading would challenge all this. Concludes that a new regime based on property rights and spectrum trade is within reach. Contends that in some frequency bands, spectrum is the only bottleneck that impedes the entry of new operators.

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info, vol. 3 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6697

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Understanding 5G Mobile Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-80071-036-8

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Publication date: 8 March 2021

Peter Curwen and Jason Whalley

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Understanding 5G Mobile Networks
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ISBN: 978-1-80071-036-8

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Disruptive Activity in a Regulated Industry
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ISBN: 978-1-78973-473-7

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