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The Internet Revolution

The Internet Revolution
A Global Perspective

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Part of Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers

Emanuele Giovannetti, Mitsuhiro Kagami, Masatsugu Tsuji, Hiromi Ohki, Yasushi Ueki, Norihiko Yamada, Tanga McDaniel, Paul Kattuman, Kumar Iyer, Soon-Yong Choi, Andrew B. Whinston
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  • Date Published: June 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521823722

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  • Information technology (IT) has become a constant presence in contemporary life, infiltrating community, business and state affairs. This book discusses applications and consequences of IT in developing and advanced countries, focusing on the ways in which IT has changed society via the so-called Internet revolution. It examines the characteristics of network economies; Internet access; changes in supply chains; productivity increases; and the digital divide. It ranges through the U.K., European Union, Central and Eastern Europe, U.S., Japan, India, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and China.

    • Presents a global discussion of the Internet revolution, examining both advanced and developing countries
    • The contributors look at negative as well as positive aspects of the Internet revolution, from the differing perspectives of advanced and developing countries
    • Of interest and importance to researchers and academics, as well as all those involved in IT
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    '… this is a book to be recommended to anyone interested in a thorough description of the state of the IT revolution in the fields of business, economics, and policy.' Trends in Communication

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    • Date Published: June 2003
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521823722
    • length: 292 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 68 b/w illus. 67 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    List of contributors
    Introduction Emanuele Giovannetti, Mitsuhiro Kagami and Masatsugu Tsuji
    1. Transformation of the Japanese system towards a network economy Masatsugu Tsuji
    2. The IT revolution and its meaning for society Mitsuhiro Kagami
    3. The IT revolution and telecommunications infrastructure Masatsugu Tsuji
    4. International division of labour in East Asia's IT industry Hiromi Ohki
    5. Electronic industry in Asia: the changing supply chain and its effects Yasushi Ueki
    6. IT diffusion in Southeast Asia: the cases of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand Norihiko Yamada
    7. The IT revolution, the internet and telecommunications: the transition towards a competitive industry in the European Union Emanuele Giovannetti
    8. Globalising information? The IT revolution in Central and Eastern Europe Tanga McDaniel
    9. Human capital in the move up the value chain: the case of Indian software and services industry Paul Kattuman and Kumar Iyer
    10. Internet access and regulatory reform: the experience of South Africa Emanuele Giovannetti
    11. The IT revolution in the USA: the current situation and problems Soon-Yong Choi and Andrew B. Whinston
    12. The effects of the IT revolution on firms and the global economy Soon-Yong Choi and Andrew B. Whinston
    13. Internet-based globalisation and international division of labour Soon-Yong Choi and Andrew B. Whinston
    Conclusion Emanuele Giovannetti, Mitsuhiro Kagami and Masatsugu Tsuji

  • Editors

    Emanuele Giovannetti, University of Cambridge
    EMANUELE GIOVANNETTI is Research Associate at the Department of Applied Economics, University of Cambridge and New Scholar of the CEPR.

    Mitsuhiro Kagami, Chiba University, Japan
    MITSUHIRO KAGAMI is Executive Vice President of the Institute of Developing Economies in the Japan External Trade Organization.

    Masatsugu Tsuji, University of Osaka, Japan
    MASATSUGU TSUJI is Dean and Professor of Economics at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan.


    Emanuele Giovannetti, Mitsuhiro Kagami, Masatsugu Tsuji, Hiromi Ohki, Yasushi Ueki, Norihiko Yamada, Tanga McDaniel, Paul Kattuman, Kumar Iyer, Soon-Yong Choi, Andrew B. Whinston

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