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Whitepaper: British Telecom: Searching For A Winning Strategy

by University of CambridgeJan 01, 2008

This research paper represents an interesting object of analysis for several reasons. First, the UK telecommunications market along with the U.S. market was among the first telecommunications markets that were deregulated in the early 1980s. Also some regulatory innovations, such as price cap regulation, were developed and first implemented in telecommunications in the UK. British Telecom was the first large incumbent in telecommunications that was privatized in the early 1980s. Competition evolved gradually and had some country specific features that have affected the development of the telecommunications market and particularly British Telecom.

Whitepaper: Entrepreneurship, Dynamic Capabilities And New Firm Growth

by University of CambridgeJan 01, 2008

This research paper from University of Cambridge applies the dynamic capability framework to the study of new firm growth. Using a longitudinal database of 354 firms over their first ten years, they provide an explanation of new firm growth in terms of new product development, R&D, inter-firm alliancing, and exporting, activities that have been identified as denoting dynamic capabilities. In addition, an overview of empirical studies on employment growth in new firms is provided. The empirical evidence for this study shows that general firm resources have a much stronger effect on growth than the dynamic capabilities measured here.

Whitepaper: On The Outsourcing Dynamics In The Electronics Sector

by University of CambridgeJan 01, 2008

In this research paper the University of Cambridge has revisit the motives for outsourcing and strategic implications of the latter, using the current dynamics in the electronics industry as example. The developments of revenue and shareholder value for the five main players in each segment of the industry are discussed viz. the original equipment manufacturers, the electronics service manufacturers, the logistics service providers and the emerging original design manufacturers.

Whitepaper: The Evolution of RFID Networks: The Potential for Disruptive Innovation

by University of CambridgeJan 01, 2008

RFID technology has created much excitement in the last few years. The major driver for its development has been the tagging of physical objects - people, places, and things - with single chip radios so they can interface with computers. While the technology has been available for several decades, the 21st century has marked the beginning of a new era in RFID development. The efforts of EPCglobal have dominated RFID application growth, creating a global infrastructure that is focused on improving supply chain management. This paper examines several key trends in the latest phase in RFID’s history.

Whitepaper: Timing Analysis of Real-Time Networked RFID Systems

by University of CambridgeJan 01, 2008

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification (Auto-ID) technology which allows remote interrogation of ID data on RFID tags using radio frequency (RF) as a means of wireless communication between tagged objects and RFID readers. This paper studies whether so called ""networked RFID"" systems can meet the timing constraints set by real-time industrial control applications.