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Author Broek, Floris van den, 1965-

Title Management of international networks : cost-effective strategies for the new telecom regulations and services / Floris van den Broek
Published Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2000]
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Contents And Description of the Cases; Case 1: Calvin Klein Cosmetics Company (CKCC); Case 2: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); Summary and Conclusions; RESULTS OF THE STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CASES; Statistical Analysis Methods and Statistical Indicators; Results of the Statistical Analysis for the CKCC Case; Results of the Statistical Analysis for the UNDP Case; Summary; CONCLUSIONS, PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS, COST-EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES, AND FUTURE STEPS; Conclusions: Research Results; Recommendations; Cost-Effective Strategies for Management of International Networks: A Checklist; Further Research; Summary; APPENDIX: NETWORK MANAGER SURVEY; GLOSSARY OF TERMS; REFERENCES; INDEX
Borders; International Organizations and Telecommunications Services; Developing a Telecommunications Services Offering Matrix; Summary; COST-EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT; Overview of Cost-Effective Management; Cost Relative to Size of the Network; Performance of the Network; Calculating the Cost-Effective Management of the Network; Summary; EXPLORATIVE CASE; Lucent Technologies; International Particularities in Practice; Summary and Conclusions from the Explorative Case; THE COST-EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT MODEL; Requirements for a Cost-Effective Management Model; Propositions for the Cost-Effective Management Model; Propositions Explained with Heuristics; Propositions Tested with Statistics in the Cases; Summary; DESCRIPTION OF THE TEST CASES; Requirements Activities,
MANAGEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL NETWORKS; Introduction; International Networks; Reasons for the Research (Why?); A Model for Management of International Networks; Research Question (What?); Research Approach (How?); Network Management: Current Literature; Summary; THEORETICAL DEVELOPMENT; General Theories: Telecommunications Management Network; Theories for Input Parameter Regulatory Environment; Theories for Input Parameter Telecommunications Services Offering; Theories for Output Parameter Cost-Effective Management; Crossing International Borders; Legal Implications of Crossing International Borders; Summary; REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT; Legal Framework for Competition; Regulatory Body; Competition Active; Overview of the Regulatory Environment; New Developments in Regulatory Environments; Summary; TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES OFFERING; Telecommunications Services; Economic of Services Crossing International
Summary Effective management of a communications network can be a difficult and costly activity, and even more so when the network crosses international borders. International network managers face a number of issues that are crucial to strategic decision-making, including the varying telecommunications regulations, operators, and services found within-as well as between-different countries. Focusing on these issues, Management of International Networks clears the way for network managers to make informed, strategic decisions. The author describes each of these issues in detail and develops models-illustrated by actual case studies-that allow a quantified analysis of each.; With the ability to quantitatively assess these factors, managers can forecast the potential of cost-effectively managing a network within a given country and make decisions, such as: Where to place hubs for traffic in an international network In what country to expand the network What services to obtain from which operator to ensure a cost-effective network The strong increase in demand for international network services combined with the rapid changes in the telecommunications environment in many countries necessitate a closer examination of international networks and the development of new models and tools that will facilitate management decisions. Management of International Networks fulfills this demand. Network managers, planners, and operators along with consultants, telecommunications lawyers-virtually anyone working with international networks-will find this book an invaluable tool and guide to this dynamic, evolving arena
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-183) and index
Subject Telecommunication -- Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industrial Management.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Management Science.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Organizational Behavior.
Telecommunication -- Management.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0849307392