Anders Henten is Professor at the centre for Communication, Media and Information technologies (CMI) at Aalborg University in Copenhagen. He is a graduate in communications and international development studies from Roskilde University in Denmark and holds a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark. His main areas of research are regulation of telecommunications, information and communication technology innovation, service innovation and internationalisation, socio-economic implications of information and communication technologies including e-commerce and business models. He has been teaching courses in ‘telecommunication markets’, ‘regulation of telecommunication’, ‘e-commerce – markets and business models’, and ‘standardisation in telecommunication’ at the Technical University of Denmark, the IT University in Copenhagen, international courses for telecommunication regulators and operators, and courses for the National Telecom Agency in Denmark.
Anders Henten has worked professionally in the areas of communications economy and policy for approximately 20 years. He has participated in numerous research projects financed by various governments, organizations and institutions including the European Community, the Nordic Council of Ministers, Danish Research Councils and Ministries and, in consultancies, by the World Bank, UNCTAD, ITU, and Danish Ministries, among others. He has published nationally and internationally in journals, books, anthologies, and numerous conference proceedings. He holds academic positions as editor of the new Nordic and Baltic Journal of ICT, member of the board of the European research co-operation network ENCIP, member of the LIRNE coordinating committee, advisory board member of the international journal Telematics and Informatics, member of the editorial board of the South African Journal of Information and Communication, member of the International Association of Media and Communication Researchers (IAMCR), and member of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA).
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Xu Yan has recently been promoted to Associate Professor of the Department of Information and Systems Management of the HKUST Business School, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his PhD from the business school of the University of Strathclyde of the UK in 1997. He had working experience in the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) of China, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, British Telecom’s Laboratories and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). His research and teaching interests include corporate management, competitive strategy and regulatory policy of telecommunications. He has also provided extensive research and consulting for the former MPT of China, British Telecom, China Mobile, China Telecom, Nortel, OFTA, Audit Commission of Hong Kong Government, the Internet and Telecom Association of Hong Kong (ITAHK) and the ITU. He has published extensively in renowned international journals such as Telecommunications Policy. His recent book (with Douglas Pitt), Chinese Telecommunications Policy, published by Artech House, is regarded as the benchmark in the analysis of Chinese telecommunications policy. He is currently on the board of directors of the International Telecommunications Society (ITS).