EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

A blind spot for the dark side: the monopolies we didn’t see coming

Andreas Göldi ()
Additional contact information
Andreas Göldi: Partner, btov Partners AG

Electronic Markets, 2020, vol. 30, issue 1, No 7, 55-56

Abstract: Abstract Today’s Internet industry is largely dominated by a handful of huge technology, companies, all of which are based in either the United States or China. Considering the, idealistic values of the early Internet industry that revolved around decentralized, empowerment of users, this is an unexpected and sobering outcome. It is increasingly, clear that this quasi-oligopolistic market structure can be harmful to innovation and, user freedom. Corporations, entrepreneurs, regulators and academics all have a role, to play in dealing with the consequences and in hopefully reintroducing a more, decentralized Internet.

Keywords: Internet; Industry dynamics; Oligopolies; Decentralization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s12525-020-00402-x Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:elmark:v:30:y:2020:i:1:d:10.1007_s12525-020-00402-x

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... ystems/journal/12525

DOI: 10.1007/s12525-020-00402-x

Access Statistics for this article

Electronic Markets is currently edited by Rainer Alt and Hans-Dieter Zimmermann

More articles in Electronic Markets from Springer, IIM University of St. Gallen
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2020-04-23
Handle: RePEc:spr:elmark:v:30:y:2020:i:1:d:10.1007_s12525-020-00402-x