The New Economy in Development: ICT Challenges and Opportunities by A. D'costaThe New Economy in Development: ICT Challenges and Opportunities by A. D'costa

The New Economy in Development: ICT Challenges and Opportunities

byA. D'costa

Hardcover | September 5, 2006

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The New Economy in Development presents conceptual and empirical analyses of the opportunities offered by information and communications technologies (ICT). Contributors include scholars and policy makers from international organizations, and the chapters include understudied cases from Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
BIRGETTE ANDERSEN Reader in the Economics and Management of Innovation in the School of Management and Organizational Psychology, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK T.A. BHAVANI Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India DANIEL CHUDNOVSKY Professor, University of San Andrés and Director, In Centro de Invest...
Title:The New Economy in Development: ICT Challenges and OpportunitiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:235 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:September 5, 2006Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230001467

ISBN - 13:9780230001466


Table of Contents

List of Figures List of Tables Acknowledgements Foreword Notes on Contributors List of Abbreviations Introduction: Charting a New Development Trajectory?; Anthony P. D'Costa Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Total Factor Productivity Measurement in Services: Looking Back and Ahead; B.Andersen & Marva E.Corley Emergent Regime Formation for the Information Society and the Impact on Africa; Derrick L.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?; Marcin Piatkowski ICT Initiatives in India: Lessons for Broad-based Development; P.D.Kaushik The Software and Information Services Sector in Argentina: The Pros and Cons of an Inward-Oriented Development Strategy; Daniel Chudnovsky & Andres Lopez ICT Opportunities and Challenges for Development in the Arab Region; Samia Satti O.M.Nour The Impact of Technology on Competitiveness: A Case Study of Indian Small Automotive Component Unit; T.A.Bhavani How to Solve the 'Hotmail Problem': Global-local Interfaces and Filipino Technopreneurs; Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu

Editorial Reviews

'An elegant, insightful and extremely helpful book in understanding intriguing connections between ICT and economic growth. Because of its analytical and yet readable style, the book is an essential reading for professional economists, policy makers and well-informed readers.' - Lakhwinder Singh, Department of Economics, Punjabi University 'To date, discussion about the new economy has generally fallen into two camps - optimistic or pessimistic. The value of D'Costa's volume is that a more balanced analysis is provided, drawing on case studies from various regions so that proper consideration of the new economy and developing world can take place.' - Matthew Clarke, Program Leader - International Development School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning, RMIT University 'This book is a useful addition to the growing literature that explores what the rise of the "new economy" means for low-income countries...a well-produced book that substantially contributes to our understanding of these issues.' - M. Vijayabaskar, Economic and Political Weekly