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A systems framework to telecommunication policy: the Philippine experience, 1989‐2009

A systems framework to telecommunication policy: the Philippine experience, 1989‐2009 Purpose – This paper aims to present a dialogue‐based systems framework using two cases in the liberalization of Philippine telecoms. Design/methodology/approach – Through a meta‐analysis of government data, academic research and policy studies about Philippine telecoms, the paper presents a holistic view of the role of political, business, and social sectors in policy making and implementation. Findings – The paper shows how intra‐ and inter‐sector dialogues have resulted in the liberalization and growth of the industry. Conversely, it shows how paucities among such dialogues have had consequences in terms of unutilized capacity and in an oversight about the medium of choice in promoting universal access. Moreover, the paper shows how policy is a product of local traditions and global policy trends. Social implications – The paper reinforces calls for states to consider technological innovation and adoption in addressing universal service goals. The Philippines also serves as a case study for other developing states which pursue an agenda of liberalization and deregulation. Originality/value – The study shows the utility of a proposed dialogue‐based systems framework as a parsimonious solution to the complexity of policy studies. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png info Emerald Publishing

A systems framework to telecommunication policy: the Philippine experience, 1989‐2009

info , Volume 14 (2): 15 – Mar 2, 2012

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1463-6697
DOI
10.1108/14636691211204860
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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to present a dialogue‐based systems framework using two cases in the liberalization of Philippine telecoms. Design/methodology/approach – Through a meta‐analysis of government data, academic research and policy studies about Philippine telecoms, the paper presents a holistic view of the role of political, business, and social sectors in policy making and implementation. Findings – The paper shows how intra‐ and inter‐sector dialogues have resulted in the liberalization and growth of the industry. Conversely, it shows how paucities among such dialogues have had consequences in terms of unutilized capacity and in an oversight about the medium of choice in promoting universal access. Moreover, the paper shows how policy is a product of local traditions and global policy trends. Social implications – The paper reinforces calls for states to consider technological innovation and adoption in addressing universal service goals. The Philippines also serves as a case study for other developing states which pursue an agenda of liberalization and deregulation. Originality/value – The study shows the utility of a proposed dialogue‐based systems framework as a parsimonious solution to the complexity of policy studies.

Journal

infoEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 2, 2012

Keywords: Liberalization; Technological innovation and adoption; Universal access and service; Telecommunication; Systems framework; Philippines

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