31st European Regional ITS Conference, Gothenburg 2022

ISSN: n.a.

Logo of Collection

This collection contains papers of the

31st European Regional ITS Conference (Gothenburg 2022)
Gothenburg, Sweden, 20th – 21st June 2022

"Reining in Digital Platforms? Challenging monopolies, promoting competition and developing regulatory regimes"

There are many benefits associated with ICT. The pandemic has vividly demonstrated the benefits of ICT, which enabled many activities to go online. Without widespread ICT availability and adoption, it would not have been possible for large parts of economies to work from home or for students to be educated online . And online shopping, which among other things has allowed groceries to be ordered remotely, has grown in popularity in many countries. Quite simply, without ICT the pandemic would have been very different experience. But there are also problems. Many ICT markets are highly concentrated, with one large company dominating the market. These 'winner takes all' (or most) markets are driven by network effects and scale economies, where large numbers of users generate competitive advantages that are difficult for rivals to overturn. It is perhaps no surprise that four out of the five most valuable companies globally are technology based, with Apple and Microsoft currently being capitalised at over $2 trillionaire apiece. The growth of Amazon, which has catapulted its founder, Jeff Bezos, to become the world's richest man, overtaking another tech company founder in the process. As tech companies have grown and increased in value, the resources available to them have multiplied. Many of the leading tech companies have engaged in frequently and ambitious M&A activity, acquiring through what is often described as a 'Pac man' strategy their rivals, actual or potential. Through these purchases tech companies have sought to entrench their positions, thereby strengthening their dominance in markets.

Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 64
Year of PublicationTitleAuthor(s)
2022Articles 40-41 GDPR: A New Approach to Using Codes of Conduct in EU Law?Vander Maelen, Carl
2022We've been here before – New and old in anti-trust regulation for global web platforms and future regulatory policyForge, Simon
2022Co-investment in the sharing of Telecommunications InfrastructuresJeanjean, Francois
2022International Variation in Regulations Related to Initial Coin Offerings: Preliminary Findings and A Research AgendaKshetri, Nir
2022Evaluating the Effects of ICT Core Elements on CO2 Emissions: Recent Evidence from OECD CountriesBriglauer, Wolfgang; Köppl-Turyna, Monika; Schwarzbauer, Wolfgang
2022Towards an integrated process for digital transformation: 5G and beyond based smart transportation systems in cities and regionsJurva, Risto; Outila, Tarja; Matinmikko-Blue, Marja; Merisalo, Virve; Jutila, Johannes
2022On the competition between Video OTTs Platforms vs Traditional TV: A Niche Case Study in GreecePapathanasopoulos, Athanasios; Varoutas, Dimitris
2022The economic impact of AI on employment and income disparitiesSholler, Dan; MacInnes, Ian
2022Effects of Conferring Business Resource on RivalsAjit, Tejaswi Channagiri; Jamison, Mark A.
2022Investigating the relationship of disguised socialbots and disinformation threat in TaiwanLin, Trisha T. C.
2022The dynamic effects of competition on investment: the case of the European mobile communications industryBahia, Kalvin; Castells, Pau
2022Smartphone-Based COVID-19 contact tracing apps – antipodean insightsHowell, Bronwyn E.; Potgieter, Petrus H.
2022The usage of blockchain in agri-food value chains: State of the art in Spain and an analysis from public perspectiveMartínez-Castañeda, Mónica; Feijoo, Claudio
2022An analysis of the content-neutrality approach in European audiovisual market regulation. The case of potential harmful content for minorsArcos, MTeresa; Feijóo, Claudio
2022Cybersecurity in SMEs in the Baltic Sea RegionFalch, Morten; Olesen, Henning; Skouby, Knud Erik; Tadayoni, Reza; Williams, Idongesit
2022A hedonic approach to estimate the price evolution of FTTH service: evidence from EUAravantinos, Elias; Petre, Konstantin; Katsianis, Dimitris; Chipouras, Aris; Varoutas, Dimitris
2022Is disruption the second time around harder to do? The entry of Iliad into the Italian telecommunications marketYang, Shengxing; Vialle, Pierre; Whalley, Jason
2022Analysis of IoT services, data platforms and re-use of data and solutions in a Smart city contextMarkendahl, Jan
2022Financial and regulatory assessment of Mobile Network Sharing as a trigger of cost efficient 5G rollout in CEEFöldes, Gábor
2022Potentials and Challenges of The Connected Autonomous Shared Electric Vehicle (CASE) from Urban Geography Perspective in Southeast Asia Mega-Urban RegionsSirikhan, Kulacha
Collection's Items (Sorted by Title in Descending order): 1 to 20 of 64
Also listed in RePEc / EconPapers