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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.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

My research focuses on the telcommunications industry. It explores issues arising from the dynamic interaction between technological change, changing market structures and regulation. My research covers both fixed and mobile telecommunications, and is broad in its geographical scope. 

Key Publications

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  • In the USA, operators and regulators lurch towards 5G: A regular column on the information industries, Curwen, P., Whalley, J. 11 Feb 2022, In: Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance
  • Value and sustainability in technology-enabled care services: a case study from north-east England, Bhattacharya, S., Wainwright, D., Whalley, J. 19 May 2022, In: Public Money and Management
  • What makes a smart village smart? A review of the literature, Gerli, P., Navio Marco, J., Whalley, J. 22 Feb 2022, In: Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy
  • 6G or not 6G? That is the question: A regular column on the information industries, Curwen, P., Whalley, J. 12 Aug 2021, In: Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance
  • Business Models for Implementing Mobile Technologies in Underserved Markets, Omoju, J., Wanjiru, R., Whalley, J. 1 Jul 2021, AIB 2021
  • Fibre to the countryside: A comparison of public and community initiatives tackling the rural digital divide in the UK, Gerli, P., Whalley, J. 1 Nov 2021, In: Telecommunications Policy
  • Making sense of the Internet of Things: A critical review of Internet of Things definitions between 2005 and 2019, Goumagias, N., Whalley, J., Dilaver, O., Cunningham, J. 1 Nov 2021, In: Internet Research
  • Private Networks: A regular column on the information industries, Curwen, P., Whalley, J. 1 Oct 2021, In: Digital Policy, Regulation and Governance
  • The emergence and evolution of a disruptive platform ecosystem: evidence from the Indian mobile services industry, Mukhopadhyay, S., Whalley, J. 4 Sep 2021, In: Electronic Markets
  • The multilevel governance of state aid for broadband diffusion: Evidence from three European countries, Gerli, P., Navio-Marco, J., Whalley, J. 15 Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Public Administration

PGR Supervision

  • Paolo Gerli Can broadband markets be fixed? A comparative analysis of public and community-led initiatives supporting broadband diffusion in three EU member states Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 17/01/2020
  • Suman Bhattacharya Designing value creating and sustainable business models: An Investigation of Telehealthcare Service Ecosystem in North East England Start Date: 01/10/2017 End Date: 01/06/2020
  • Stephen Brimble Start Date: 01/10/2019 End Date: 19/02/2020
  • David Spoors The Digital Divide and Internet Adoption: A Case Study of Social Housing Tenants in Newcastle upon Tyne Start Date: 01/09/2015
  • Nico Binsfeld Investigations into the dynamics of the ICT ecosystem in Luxembourg Start Date: 18/11/2013 End Date: 24/10/2018
  • Ogiemwonyi Arakpogun Closing the digital divide in Africa: The role of mobile telecommunications and universal access and service policies. Start Date: 01/10/2014 End Date: 10/04/2019


  • Management Studies PhD September 01 1995
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2003

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