The New Economy in Development: ICT Challenges and Opportunities

Hardcover | December 26, 2006

EditorAnthony P. D'Costa

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The New Economy in Development presents conceptual and empirical analyses of the opportunities offered by information and communications technologies (ICT). By focusing on the interrelationships between ICT, services, globalization, international agreements and broader development goals, the volume offers a range of policy options for harnessing ICT for development. Contributors include scholars and policy makers from international organizations, and the chapters include understudied cases from Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia.

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The New Economy in Development presents conceptual and empirical analyses of the opportunities offered by information and communications technologies (ICT). By focusing on the interrelationships between ICT, services, globalization, international agreements and broader development goals, the volume offers a range of policy options for ...

ANTHONY P. D'COSTA is Professor of Comparative International Development at the University of Washington, Tacoma.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:December 26, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230001467

ISBN - 13:9780230001466

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Introduction: Charting a New Development Trajectory?--A.P.D'Costa * Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Total Factor Productivity Measurement in Services: Looking Back and Ahead--B.Andersen & M.Corley * Emergent Regime Formation for the Information Society and the Impact on Africa--D.Cogburn * The Internet and Economic Growth in LDCs: A Case of Managing Expectations?--C.Kenny * Can ICT Make a Difference in the Development of Transition Economies?--M.Pitakowski * ICT Initiatives in India: Lessons for Broad-based Development--P.D.Kaushnik * The Software and Information Services Sector in Argentina: The Pros and Cons of an Inward-Oriented Development Strategy--D.Chudnovsky & A.Lopez * ICT Opportunities and Challenges for Development in the Arab Region--S.Nour * The Impact of Technology on Competitiveness: A Case Study of the Indian Small Automotive Components Unit--T.A.Bhavani * How to Solve the 'Hotmail Problem': Global-local Interfaces and Filipino Technopreneurs--C.Saloma