Published material, conference papers, and works-in-progress.


OTA Reports

Each report available on the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) website.

Intellectual Property Rights in An Age of Electronics and Information (1987)

Critical Connections:  Communication for the Future.  (1990)

Rural America at the Crossroads:  Networking for the Future (1991) (PDF)

Global Standards: Building Blocks for the Future (1992)

Electronic Enterprises: Looking to the Future (1994)

Global Communications: Opportunities for Trade and Aid (1995)


Garcia, D. Linda, and LeMasters, Garrison. 2009. “Standards for Virtual Worlds: Potential Unintended Consequences.” Journal of Virtual Worlds.”Synthetic Excellence, Standards, Play and Unintended Consequences.

Garcia, D. Linda, Madhura Kale, Sara Danish, (2007) Report Produced for, and with the support of, Sun Microsystems. “Structural Strategies for Improving Network Interoperability through Openness.” Download DOC

Garcia. D. Linda , “Cooperative Networks and the Rural-Urban Divide,” (2005) in Robert Latham and Saskia Sassen,in Digital Formations: IT and the New Architectures in the Global Realm. Princeton University Press.Download DOC

Garcia, D. Linda, Bethany L. Leickly, and Scott Willey (2005). “Public and Private Interests in Standard Setting: Conflict or Convergence.” As published in The Standards Edge: Future Generations. Anne Arbor: Bolin Group. Download PDF  

Garcia, D. Linda and Ellen Surles (2005) “Fostering a Communication Policy Dialogues: The Need for a Sustainable Communication Interface,” Available on the Social Science Research Council Website.Download DOC

Garcia, D. Linda. (2004) Standards for Standard Setting: Contesting the Organizational Field,” published in Standards Edge (The Bolin Group: Ann Arbor Michigan)Download DOC

Garcia, D. Linda (2004) “Networks and the Evolution of Property Rights in a Global, Knowledge-Based Economy,” in in Sandra Braman, ed., The Emergent Global Information Policy Regime,”New York, NY:Palgrave. 

Garcia, D. Linda. (2001). “When Agencies are Captured by Experts: The Irony of Telecom Reform,” L’Industria, January 2001.  English Version. Download DOC 

Garcia, D. Linda (2001) “Crafting Communications Policy: Public Policy Issues in a Deregulated Communications Environment,”  in Encylopedia of Library and Information Science.crafting-communication-policy-in-a1 

Garcia. D. Linda (1999) The Role of Rural Telephone Cooperatives in Promoting Economic and Community Development: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future.  Report prepared for the Department of Agriculture.  

Garcia, D. Linda (1998) “Rural Networking Cooperatives: Lessons for International Development and Aid Strategies,” in Don Richardson and Lynnita Paisley (Rome, IT: UN Food and Agricultural Organization).

Garcia, D. Linda. 1998.  “Matching Internet Deployment and Diffusion Strategies: Lessons from Rural America,” in Rural Telecommunications. U.S. Department of Agriculture. 

Garcia. D. Linda.  (1996) “Who, What, Where” A Look at Internet Deployment in Rural America,” Rural Telecommunications. 

Garcia, D. Linda. (September, 1996) “The Failure of Telecom Reform,” Telecommunications Magazine, special supplement.

Garcia, D. Linda. (Winter, 1996) “An Inquiry into the Nature and Wealth of Networks,” The Information Society, special issues on electronic commerce.

Garcia, D. Linda. (Fall, 1995). “Global Communications: Opportunities for trade and Aid,”  SAIS Review.

Garcia, D. Linda. (October 1995). “Networking and the Rise of Electronic Commerce: The Challenge for Public Policy,” in Business Magazine, v. 30, n. 4.

Garcia, D. Linda. (January 1995). “Common Carriage: Access to the Network in a Knowledge-Based Economy,” Telecommunications Magazine, Sixth Annual State-of-the-Art Issue.

Garcia, D. Linda. “The Global Information Infrastructure,” Driving Forces and Emerging Issues,” in William Drake, ed., The National Information Infrastructure: Policy Making in a Global Information Environment.  New York, NY.  Twentieth Century Fund.

Garcia, D. Linda. (1995). “Soziokonomie Im Bereicht Der Technologiefogen Abschatzung: Neuere Erfahrungen auf dem Gebiet der Telkommunikation,” in Soziokomische Forschungsat.  Marburg, Germany: Metropolis-Verlag. 

Garcia. D. L. (1994) “A New Role for Government in Standards Setting?” in Standards View, v. 1, n. 1.  

Garcia, D. L. (December 1993). “Standard Setting in the United States: Public and Private Setor Roles,” IEEE Micro, v. 13. n.6.   

Recent Delivered Papers and Presentations

D. Linda Garcia. Organizing to Promote Broadband: Matching Strategy to Policy Goals. Paper to be presented to the New America Foundation Conference on Broadband. September 2010. organizing to promote broadband

D. Linda Garcia, Creativity: The Goose that Laid the Golden Egg Paper presented to the 38th annual TPRC Conference, Arlington, Virginia. October 2010. Creativity- The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg

D. Linda Garcia, Stephen Kind Garcia, and Lauren Alfrey, Poster Presentation, “Has Barack Obama Read Ron Burt, Harvard Conference on Political Networks, June 2009.

D. Linda Garcia, Complexity and the University of the Future Budapest, 2008. uce_keynote1 

D. Linda Garcia and Ellen Surles, “The Rise and Fall of Media Ownership Issues: A Network Perspective of the Policy Field.”  Paper to presented to the TPRC, George Mason University, 2008. Download DOC

Garcia, D. Linda and Madhura Kale, “Technological Advances and the Changing Nature of Transnational Standards Organizations,” Paper presented to the TPRC, George Mason University, 2006.

Garcia, D . Linda and Kelsey Burns (2005) Globalization, Developing Countries and the Evolution of International Standard Setting Communities of Practice. Presented to China’s Technology Standards Policy Workshop, Tsinghua University, Beijing China, January 6, 2005.Download DOC

Garcia, D. Linda, Governing Electronic Commerce in a Global Environment,” Paper Presented to the World Engineering Conference, June 2000.  Frankfort, Germany.

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