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– ICT Opportunities and Challenges
Anthony P. D’Costa - Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 - Basingstoke, UK

Within the last three decades, industrialization, and manufacturing in particular, has decreased in importance as the principal driver of economic growth and development in the world economy. The expansion of the service sector in industrialized societies reflects the increasing significance of the...

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– Are Developing Countries Different?
Petri Rouvinen - UNU-WIDER, 2004 - Helsinki, Finland

Factors determining the diffusion of digital mobile telephony across 200 developed and developing countries in the 1990s are studied with the aid of a Gompertz model. The market size and network effects are found to play more important roles in the developing countries; there is also more need for...

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Matthew Clarke - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

The rise of the new economy is undeniable. Yet its impact on the development process is still to be fully understood. Investment in ICT itself is not sufficient to ensure longterm improvements in social well-being but requires other factors that result in an enabling environment in which progress...

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– The Importance of ICT and Democratization
Tony Addison, Almas Heshmati - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

Foreign direct investment (FDI) has increased dramatically in recent years. However, the distribution of FDI is highly unequal and very poor countries face major difficulties in attracting foreign investors. This paper investigates the determinants of FDI inflows to developing countries, with a...

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Stéphane Gagnon - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

A firm’s business model describes the way in which it creates, delivers, and appropriates value. In the debate about the ongoing demise of several e-commerce ventures, only a few analysts have looked at the relative sanity of innovative e-business Models, relying mostly on static...

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– A Critical Review
Birgitte Andersen, Marva Corley - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper offers a critical review of the conventional economic classification, measurement and valuation of output, and related performance indicators, for the service sector. The paper also explores and contrasts long-standing views on the service knowledge base and service innovations, as well...

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– Is It an IT Story?
Dietrich Domanski - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper examines trends in idiosyncratic risk in different ‘new economy’ and ‘old economy’ industries, and explores whether these developments can be attributed to the use of IT. A CAPM-based decomposition of equity returns is employed to estimate idiosyncratic risk. The...

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Susanna Wolf, Shyamal Chowdhury - UNU-WIDER, 2003 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper assesses the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and their impact on the economic performance of small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) of three East African countries: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. Findings of the paper suggest that the diffusion of ICT among East...

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– Regime Formation and the Impact on Africa
Derrick L. Cogburn - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper combines a theoretical perspective on globalization and the information society with a critical usage of international regime theory in order to contribute to a better understanding of the current historical period of transition from an international telecommunications regime to a new...

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Sougata Poddar - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The pervasiveness of the illegal copying of software is a worldwide phenomenon. Software piracy implies a huge loss of potential customers of original software buyers, which directly translates into revenue losses for the software industry. Given this, conventional wisdom would suggest the need for...

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Jai-Joon Hur, Hwan-Joo Seo, Young Lee - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

We examine the relationship between the directly observable indicator of new technology, ICT investment ratio, and skill upgrading by analysing changes in employment and wage structure of 25 Korean industrial sectors over the 1993-99 period. The results show that there has been little relationship...

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– A Firm-level Economic Analysis of Selected Indian Industries under Economic Liberalization
Subodh Kandamuthan - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The economic liberalization in India was expected to boost the economy, particularly the industrial sector through faster technological development. The Schumpeterian hypothesis, which studies the relationship between market structure variables such as firm size and market concentration and their...

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– Economic and Institutional Determinants
Patrice Muller - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The purpose of the study is two-fold. First, it examines whether Internet usage converges across the geographical space comprising the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Second, it aims to expand the currently rather limited empirical evidence on the determinants of Internet usage...

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Stijn Claessens, Daniela Kingebiel, Sergio L. Schmukler - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

We study the determinants of stock market development and the growing migration of capital raising, listing, and trading activity to international exchanges. Economies with higher income per capita, sounder macro policies, more efficient legal systems with better shareholder protection, and more...

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– Pros and Cons of an Inward-Orientated Development Strategy
Daniel Chudnovsky, Andrés López - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

The software and information services (SIS) sector is at the heart of the New Economy and has been rapidly growing through the whole world during the last decades. This is also the case in Argentina where in the middle of a deep recession, the turnover of the sector augmented by 40 per cent and...

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Danny Cassimon, Peter-Jan Engelen - UNU-WIDER, 2002 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper reviews the obstacles for an appropriate financial architecture of new economy firms in developing countries by reviewing the theoretical and some preliminary empirical underpinnings of the importance of legal and institutional barriers. Apart from the more conventional institutional and...

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