Juan P. Maícas

Dr. Juan P. Maícas is currently an Associate Professor of Strategy and Associate Dean for International Affairs at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Zaragoza (Spain). Professor Maícas’s research investigates how firms compete in IT industries and the sources of competitive advantage. To date, his research has focused especially on competition in the mobile communications industry, e-business strategy and market entry timing and first-mover advantages. Professor Maícas’s research has been published in leading outlets – e.g. Strategic Management Journal, Information Systems Research, Journal of Information Technology, Telecommunications Policy – and has been awarded several research grants and honours.

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Recent Developments in Mobile Communications - A Multidisciplinary Approach offers a multidisciplinary perspective on the mobile telecommunications industry. The aim of the chapters is to offer both comprehensive and up-to-date surveys of recent developments and the state-of-the-art of various economical and technical aspects of mobile telecommunications markets. The economy-oriented section offers a variety of chapters dealing with different topics within the field. An overview is given on the effects of privatization on mobile service providers' performance; application of the LAM model to market segmentation; the details of WAC; the current state of the telecommunication market; a potential framework for the analysis of the composition of both ecosystems and value networks using tussles and control points; the return of quality investments applied to the mobile telecommunications industry; the current state in the networks effects literature. The other section of the book approaches the field from the technical side. Some of the topics dealt with are antenna parameters for mobile communication systems; emerging wireless technologies that can be employed in RVC communication; ad hoc networks in mobile communications; DoA-based Switching (DoAS); Coordinated MultiPoint transmission and reception (CoMP); conventional and unconventional CACs; and water quality dynamic monitoring systems based on web-server-embedded technology.

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