Technology, Globalization and Development

The New Economy in Development

ICT Challenges and Opportunities

Editors: D'Costa, A. (Ed.)

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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.

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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 Investigaciones para la Transformacin (CENIT), Argentina DERRICK L. COGBURN Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information Studies and Senior Research Associate, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA MARVA E. CORLEY Economist, United Nation's International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland P.D. KAUSHIK Senior Fellow, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi, India CHARLES KENNY Senior Economist, Global Information and Communications Technology Department, The World Bank, USA ANDRÉS LÓPEZ Associate Professor, Department of Economic Sciences, University of Buenos Aires and Principal Researcher at In Centro de Investigaciones para la Transformacin (CENIT), Argentina SAMIA SATTI OSMAN MOHAMED NOUR Independent Researcher MARCIN PIATKOWSKI Advisor to Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, Washington DC, USA CZARINA SALOMA-AKPEDONU Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines.

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'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


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction: Charting a New Development Trajectory?

    D’Costa, Anthony P.

    Pages 1-13

  • Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Total Factor Productivity Measurement in Services: Looking Back and Ahead

    Andersen, Birgitte (et al.)

    Pages 14-40

  • Emergent Regime Formation for the Information Society and the Impact on Africa

    Cogburn, Derrick L.

    Pages 41-66

  • The Internet and Economic Growth in LDCs: a Case of Managing Expectations?

    Kenny, Charles

    Pages 67-88

  • Can ICT Make a Difference in the Development of Transition Economies?

    Piatkowski, Marcin

    Pages 89-109

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New Economy in Development
Book Subtitle
ICT Challenges and Opportunities
Editors
  • A. D'Costa
Series Title
Technology, Globalization and Development
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28770-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230287709
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-00146-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 235
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