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Prof Jason Whalley


Department: Newcastle Business School

JaJason Whalley Nbs Staff Profileson has more than a decade's experience as an academic. His research focuses on the telecommunications industry, examining how the structure of telecommunications markets has changed over it and the consequences that arise. His research has been published in journals such as International Business Review, info and Telecommunications Policy. Jason has worked with a variety of regulatory bodies and telecommunication companies, exploring how regulatory regimes develop and organisations exploit technological change. Previously Jason worked in the Department of Management Science, Strathclyde Business School.

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Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Jason’s research focuses on the telecommunications industry. There are two broad themes to his research. The first theme focuses on the structure of telecommunications markets and how these have changed as a consequence of technological change, competition, internationalisation and regulatory intervention. Both fixed and mobile telecommunication markers are examined, as are developed and developing countries. The second theme explores the socio-economic impact of telecommunications. The development of regulatory regimes in emerging markets has been investigated, as has the impact of not having access to broadband in the UK. 

Professional Activity

  • Board member, International Telecommunications Society
  • Member, Association of International Business

Key Publications

Recent publications since 2014 include:

Curwen, P., Sadowski, B. and J. Whalley (2015) Where are the Europeans? A longitudinal analysis of TMT companies, info, Vol.17 (5), pages 1-19.

Curwen, P. and J. Whalley (2015) Can new entry provide a route for increased competition in mobile communications? A European perspective, info, Vol.17 (3), pages 16-37.

Anderson, G. and J. Whalley (2015) Public library Internet access in areas of deprivation: the case of Glasgow, Telematics & Informatics, Vol.32, pages 521-537.

Curwen, P. and J. Whalley (2014) Mobile Telecommunications Networks: Restructuring in Response to the New Global Economy, Edward Elgar, Chichester, UK

Whalley, J. and P. Curwen (2014) Managing tax by organisational means: the case of Vodafone, Public Money & Management, Vol.34 (5), September, pages 371-378.

Whalley, J. and P. Curwen (2014) From global aspirations to regional dominance – the case of Deutsche Telekom, info, Vol.15 (4), pages 33-53.

Subject Group

Strategic Management and International Business

Economic rationalisation, socio-cultural and technological change, sustainability and environmental pressures together with the rapid rise of new economic powers outside of the western hemisphere have focussed the attention of managers, academics and those involved in public policy on the areas of strategic management and international business in an unprecedented manner. 

Firms urgently need to transform their businesses and take a long-term strategic perspective to adequately adapt to the realities of an increasingly interconnected global business environment that invariably brings heightened levels of competition. Against this background, the Strategic Management and International Business subject group has a range of research and practice-based expertise to assist organisations and prepare students for the challenges presented in the contemporary business world. Current research projects centre on macro issues, including institutional and regulatory structures, in the UK, Europe and China.

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