Two new journal articles published

During the summer, the MoMIE project got two new journal articles accepted and published. The articles focus at the diffusion of mobile handset features and diffusion of mobile voice service, respectively.

Antero Kivi, Timo Smura, and Juuso Töyli co-authored an article titled “Technology evolution and the diffusion of new product features“, which was accepted to the Technological Forecasting and Social Change journal. The article develops an approach for planning and forecasting the diffusion of new product features, combining the primarily demand-driven product category diffusion and product unit replacement behaviour, and the more supply-driven product feature dissemination. The approach enables meaningful sensitivity analysis including the analysis of discontinuities. The developed approach is applied to characterise the evolution of mobile handsets and to forecast the diffusion of mobile handset features using extensive longitudinal and cross-sectional data collected from Finland.

Thomas Casey and Juuso Töyli co-authored an article titled “Mobile voice diffusion and service competition: A system dynamic analysis of regulatory policy“, which was accepted to the Telecommunications Policy journal. The article uses system dynamics to evaluate the effect of technology harmonization and mobile number portability policies on mobile voice diffusion and service competition. This is realized by first modeling the endogenous feedback structure resulting in dynamic behavior in the mobile telecommunications market and then by configuring the model for retrospective simulations of the Finnish market. Based on the retrospective simulations, the effect of technology harmonization and mobile number portability policy decisions is analyzed and the usefulness of system dynamics is demonstrated.

Congratulations and thanks to all the authors!