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The high cost of calling : critical issues in the mobile phone industry

Document type: report
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Abstract: In today’s globalised world of instant communication, mobile phones are a nearly ubiquitous feature of everyday life in most developed and many developing countries. Ninety percent of the population of Western Europe now has access to a mobile phone, and mobile phone penetration in large Asian countries like China and India is rising exponentially. In 2006, mobile phone sales will reach a volume of 935 million handsets, representing a value of US $136 billion. This SOMO report covers the industry’s top five manufacturers of mobile phones, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony-Ericsson and LG, comparing the companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) policy with the results of SOMO-commissioned field research into the actual conditions at mobile phone factories in China, India, Thailand and the Philippines.
Authors: Wilde, J. , Haan, E. de
Country: China , India , Thailand , Philippines
Category: Research
ISBN: 90-71284-09-3
Keywords: finance , globalization , policy , telecommunications
Language: eng
Organization: SOMO - Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations
PAGE: 115
Place: Amsterdam
Publisher: SOMO
Year: 2006
Region: East Asia , South Asia , Southeast Asia
Right: © 2006 SOMO This document is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivateWorks 2.5 License
Subject: Economic Development and Trade
Title: The high cost of calling : critical issues in the mobile phone industry