Operations, Information and Decisions Papers

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

3-2000

Publication Source

Decision Support Systems

Volume

28

Issue

1-2

Start Page

137

Last Page

153

DOI

10.1016/S0167-9236(99)00080-9

Abstract

Based upon the Internet perspective, this paper will attempt to clarify and revise several ideas about the separation between infrastructure facilities and service offerings in digital communications networks. The key notions that we will focus on in this paper are: (i) the bearer service (BS) as a technology-independent interface which exports blind network functionality to applications development; and (ii) the organizational consequences associated with the emergence of a sustainable market of BS: a clear movement at the level of industrial structure from traditional hierarchies to more market coordination.

Copyright/Permission Statement

© . This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Keywords

open-layered networks, market coordination, internet

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Date Posted: 27 November 2017

This document has been peer reviewed.