Comparative research on regional regulators' associations: A theory-driven path for progress

Annemijn van Gorp, Carleen Maitland

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Since the 1990s regional economic communities have been increasingly involved in the development of model telecommunications policies and regulations. Through semi-independent regional regulators' associations, these communities aim to harmonize telecommunications policy and regulation across member states in hopes of stimulating cross-border investments and market development. To fully understand the role and effects of these administrative bodies, analyses are needed within and between a variety of regions. The research described herein facilitates such analyses by providing a series of theoretically derived propositions developed with reference to a number of regions including the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Southern African Development Community (SADC), and the European Union (EU).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-53
Number of pages13
JournalTelecommunications Policy
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics


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