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ICT-Driven Economic and Financial Development

ICT-Driven Economic and Financial Development
  • Author : Ewa Lechman,Adam Marszk
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-08-12
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 9780128137987
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Summary : ICT-Driven Economic and Financial Development: Analyses of European Countries demonstrates the effects of ICT diffusion on economic, social and financial development by examining their impact on the structure and dynamics of national economies. It provides the insight into shifts observed in labour markets, international trade activities productivity factors, education and use of innovative financial products. It combines empirical analyses and data sources stretching back to 1990 make it an important contribution to understanding the effects of ICT diffusion on economic and financial development. The book answers questions such as how will national and regional economies react to upcoming ICT developments and growing usage, and what is the magnitude of impact of new information and communication technologies on various aspects of social and economic life. Demonstrates the process fo ICT spread across European countries Analyzes the value of ICTs from both economic and social perspective Examines structural changes in financial markets caused by ICTs implementation

ICT and Economic Growth Evidence from OECD countries, industries and firms

ICT and Economic Growth Evidence from OECD countries, industries and firms
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003-07-28
  • Total pages :104
  • ISBN : 9789264101296
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Summary : This report examines the impacts of ICT on business performance and the policies that can help seize its benefits.

Untangling Smart Cities

Untangling Smart Cities
  • Author : Mark Deakin,Luca Mora
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-15
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780128154779
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Summary : Untangling Smart Cities: From Theory to Practice helps all key stakeholders understand the complex and often conflicting nature of smart city research, offering valuable insights for designing and implementing strategies to improve the smart city decision-making processes. The book drives the reader to a better theoretical and practical comprehension of smart city development, beginning with a thorough and systematic analysis of the research literature published to date. The book provides an in-depth understanding of the entire smart city knowledge domain, revealing a deeply rooted division in its cognitive-epistemological structure as identified by bibliometric insights. Untangling Smart Cities fills the knowledge gap between theory and practice using case study research, with empirical evidence drawn from cities considered leaders in innovative smart city practices. An invaluable contribution to the growing scientific literature, Untangling Smart Cities provides an accurate and deep understanding of the strategic principles driving smart city development. Provides clarity on the smart city concepts and strategies Provides a systematic literature analysis on the state-of-the-art of Smart Cities research using bibliometrics combined with practical application to guide smart systems implementation Offers a comprehensive and systematic analysis of Smart Cities research produced during its first three decades, driven by statistical analysis techniques Generates a strong connection between theory and practice by providing the scientific knowledge necessary to approach the complex nature of Smart Cities sourced from the analysis of actual best practices Documents five main development pathways for smart cities development, serving the needs of city managers and policy makers with concrete advice and guidance

Africa's ICT Infrastructure

Africa's ICT Infrastructure
  • Author : Vivien Foster,Cecilia Briceño-Garmendia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06-23
  • Total pages :279
  • ISBN : 9780821384541
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Summary : Africa's ICT Infrastructure reviews how the investment in the sector has been financed and how the structure of the market has changed since the liberalization process started. It looks at the role of both private and public institutions as sources of financing for the sector and charts the emergence of investors from developing countries in leading the expansion of the sector across the region. --

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth Evidence from African Countries

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth Evidence from African Countries
  • Author : Kangni Kpodar,Mihasonirina Andrianaivo
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-04-01
  • Total pages :45
  • ISBN : 9781455225019
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Summary : This paper studies the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phone rollout, on economic growth in a sample of African countries from 1988 to 2007. Further, we investigate whether financial inclusion is one of the channels through which mobile phone development influences economic growth. In estimating the impact of ICT on economic growth, we use a wide range of ICT indicators, including mobile and fixed telephone penetration rates and the cost of local calls. We address any endogeneity issues by using the System Generalized Method of Moment (GMM) estimator. Financial inclusion is captured by variables measuring access to financial services, such as the number of deposits or loans per head, compiled by Beck, Demirguc-Kunt, and Martinez Peria (2007) and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP, 2009). The results confirm that ICT, including mobile phone development, contribute significantly to economic growth in African countries. Part of the positive effect of mobile phone penetration on growth comes from greater financial inclusion. At the same time, the development of mobile phones consolidates the impact of financial inclusion on economic growth, especially in countries where mobile financial services take hold.

Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy

Social Dimensions of Information and Communication Technology Policy
  • Author : Chrisanthi Avgerou,Matthew L. Smith,Peter van den Besselaar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-08-27
  • Total pages :368
  • ISBN : 9780387848228
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Summary : This book constitutes the proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Human Choice and Computers held in Pretoria, South Africa. The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication. The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction. Proceedings and post-proceedings of refereed international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured. These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research. The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing.

An Integrated ICT-led Socio-economic Development Policy and Plan Development Framework for Ghana

An Integrated ICT-led Socio-economic Development Policy and Plan Development Framework for Ghana
  • Author : Clement K. Dzidonu
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :210
  • ISBN : OSU:32435074773920
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Developing Successful ICT Strategies: Competitive Advantages in a Global Knowledge-Driven Society

Developing Successful ICT Strategies: Competitive Advantages in a Global Knowledge-Driven Society
  • Author : Rahman, Hakikur
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007-08-31
  • Total pages :420
  • ISBN : 9781599046563
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Summary : Presents research investigating the notion that information communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to improve the lives of people and contribute to enhancing social conditions in developing countries through such concepts as the Knowledge Society, open education, and e-governance.

Digital Economy

Digital Economy
  • Author : Harbhajan S. Kehal,Varinder P. Singh
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-01-01
  • Total pages :395
  • ISBN : 1591403634
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Summary : Annotation Digital Economy provides information about the socioeconomic aspects of the digital economy. This set of eighteen essays covers the effects of digital economy on business transactions, technology and culture, as well as on education. It also covers various aspects of global production, trade, and investment and the effects of the Internet.

Impact of ICT in the developing countries on the economic growth

Impact of ICT in the developing countries on the economic growth
  • Author : Stefan Detschew
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-05-05
  • Total pages :73
  • ISBN : 9783638042444
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Summary : Diploma Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Economic Policy, grade: 1,5, Technical University of Ilmenau (Institut für Wirtschaftswissenschaften), 43 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: This paper discusses the relevance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) for economic growth in developing economies. By reviewing the contributions from the neoclassical and endogenous growth theory and empiric evidences for the link between ICT and economic growth, the paper clearly concludes that ICTs facilitate economic growth, principally by providing incentives for capital deepening and increasing productivity through rapid technological progress. However, the impact on growth is more extensive from the long-term ICT use and networking that though requires appropriate ICT investment and complementary efforts in order that spillovers and productivity improvements are triggered and exploited totally. This paper derives the key determinants and interacting factors that, in the corresponding correct synergic combination, promote ICT’s impact on growth-generating processes. For a variety of reasons, the states of these factors in developing countries provide a less ICT favourable environment for taking advantage from ICTs. These economies exhibit a lower stock of human capacities and per capita capital to trigger the productivity benefits from the ICT use. Therefore, the level of effort is higher than in the developed world to receive return on ICT investment. However, when they achieve to attract capital and knowledge by encouraging ICT investment and technology transfer supported by international openness, maintained financial and institutional systems, deregulation of markets and higher competition, they have the chance to benefit from adopting best practices and technologies from the industrialized world with complementary efforts in the reorganisation of business organisations and processes and enhanced human ICT-skills and management.

ICTs and Development in India

ICTs and Development in India
  • Author : T. T. Sreekumar
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :215
  • ISBN : 9781843318439
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Summary : "ICTs and development in India is a unique attempt to study the nature and consequences of the growing presence of information technology in development projects in India, focusing particularly on e-governance and information & communication technologies (ICT) development programs initiated by civil society organizations (CSOs). Sreekumar persuasively argues that there is in fact a wide chasm between the expectations and the actual benefits of CSO initiatives in rural India, and that recognising this crucial fact yields important lessons in conceptualizing development and social action in rural areas."--Publisher's description.

African Businesses and Economic Growth

African Businesses and Economic Growth
  • Author : Imani Silver Kyaruzi
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :271
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080857801
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Summary : How can institutions stimulate African local economic growth? After decades of poor economic growth, foreign aid-dependency, poor government policies and bureaucratic leadership by Africans in the 21st century, focus has increasingly shifted to the continent s business systems, entrepreneurship and governance. Also, the improving trade relations between Africa and the rest of the world has brought a renewed interest on the region s relatively slow economic growth. African Businesses and Economic Growth: Institutions, Firms, Practices and Policy examines policy approaches to economic liberalization and the effects of global forces and, in particular, how Africa can respond to globalization pressures in order to assume its rightful place in the global economy. Contributors to the volume, including researchers from East and West Africa, have examined the role of African institutions and firms, and the ways they impact on local economic growth. In particular, they analyse how African firms generate, share and transfer knowledge, the role of human capital on productivity, the role and impact of informal institutions on private sector and institutional development, firms responses to laws and rules set by policymakers (the rules of the game) and the effect these laws and rules have on firms development and strategies. The book also examines the role of non-governmental institutions, multinational firms, bilateral and multilateral institutions and how their activities and policies influence the structure and strategies of local firms and economic growth. Most of the contributors conclude that a full scale economic growth, liberalization and institutionalization across the African economies, though inevitable, are unlikely to be achieved overnight. ________________________________________________________________ Dr Imani Silver Kyaruzi, an Entrepreneurship and Economic Development analyst, is currently a lecturer in Economics and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Business, London Graduate School of Management, where he teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in Entrepreneurship and Economic Analysis. He is also Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia. His works on entrepreneurship and local economic growth have been published in English and Swahili. His main research interests include entrepreneurship and SME development through business incubation and clustering, local economic growth models and development economics. He can be contacted at: [email protected] Publication date: October 2008"

Data-Driven Innovation Big Data for Growth and Well-Being

Data-Driven Innovation Big Data for Growth and Well-Being
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-10-06
  • Total pages :456
  • ISBN : 9789264229358
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Summary : This report improves the evidence base on the role of Data Driven Innovation for promoting growth and well-being, and provide policy guidance on how to maximise the benefits of DDI and mitigate the associated economic and societal risks.

Digital Economies at Global Margins

Digital Economies at Global Margins
  • Author : Mark Graham
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-02-12
  • Total pages :392
  • ISBN : 9780262535892
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Summary : Investigations of what increasing digital connectivity and the digitalization of the economy mean for people and places at the world's economic margins. Within the last decade, more than one billion people became new Internet users. Once, digital connectivity was confined to economically prosperous parts of the world; now Internet users make up a majority of the world's population. In this book, contributors from a range of disciplines and locations investigate the impact of increased digital connectivity on people and places at the world's economic margins. Does the advent of a digitalized economy mean that those in economic peripheries can transcend spatial, organizational, social, and political constraints—or do digital tools and techniques tend to reinforce existing inequalities? The contributors present a diverse set of case studies, reporting on digitalization in countries ranging from Chile to Kenya to the Philippines, and develop a broad range of theoretical positions. They consider, among other things, data-driven disintermediation, women's economic empowerment and gendered power relations, digital humanitarianism and philanthropic capitalism, the spread of innovation hubs, and two cases of the reversal of core and periphery in digital innovation. Contributors Niels Beerepoot, Ryan Burns, Jenna Burrell, Julie Yujie Chen, Peter Dannenberg, Uwe Deichmann, Jonathan Donner, Christopher Foster, Mark Graham, Nicolas Friederici, Hernan Galperin, Catrihel Greppi, Anita Gurumurthy, Isis Hjorth, Lilly Irani, Molly Jackman, Calestous Juma, Dorothea Kleine, Madlen Krone, Vili Lehdonvirta, Chris Locke, Silvia Masiero, Hannah McCarrick,Deepak K. Mishra, Bitange Ndemo, Jorien Oprins, Elisa Oreglia, Stefan Ouma, Robert Pepper, Jack Linchuan Qiu, Julian Stenmanns, Tim Unwin, Julia Verne, Timothy Waema

Ict Pathways to Poverty Reduction

Ict Pathways to Poverty Reduction
  • Author : Edith Ofwona Adera,Timothy M. Waema,Julian May
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-01-14
  • Total pages :273
  • ISBN : 9781552505397
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Summary : Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have been proven to promote economic growth, but do we know that ICTs reduce poverty? This book provides new empirical evidence on access to and use of ICTs and their effect on poor households in four East African countries: Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It addresses the questions: Do women benefit economically from using ICTs? Are the livelihoods of rural users boosted? Which ICTs are being used by low-income entrepreneurs? ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction presents a conceptual framework to analyze how the dynamics of poverty change over time and to shed light on whether ICT access benefits the poor as well as the not-so-poor. The chapters contain case studies on how various forms of ICTs affect different aspects of poverty based on research in East and Southern African countries at the household level or in small and medium enterprises. Six of the chapters in this book are based on data from the PICTURE Africa study between 2007 and 2010. Two additional chapters detail country-specific studies based on findings from other research projects. Overall, the study concluded that ICTs make a difference to the livelihoods of the poor and contribute to reducing both financial and non-financial dimensions of poverty. ICT Pathways to Poverty Reduction is essential reading for policymakers and researchers in international development, as well as staff of development agencies working on livelihoods for the poor.

E-development

E-development
  • Author : Robert Schware
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2005-01-01
  • Total pages :168
  • ISBN : 9780821364437
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Summary : Information and communication technologies (ICTs) are increasingly being recognized as essential tools of development--tools that can empower poor people, enhance skills, increase productivity and improve governance at all levels. The success of ICT-enabled development (or e-development) will thus not be measured by the diffusion of technology, but by advances in development itself: economic growth and, ultimately, achievement of the Millenium Development Goals. This volume examines a wide range of issues related to e-development, with a focus on the requirements and realities of using ICTs to advance development goals. The report does not attempt to present a comprehensive overview of e-development. Rather, it highlights key issues that have immediate relevance to policy makers in developing nations who make decisions on investments and development goals. It highlights two issues in particular, e-government and e-education, because ICT applications in these areas can lead to significant development outcomes and can also be successfully deployed through public-private partnerships, leveraging limited government funding to achieve greater impact.

Irish Economic Development

Irish Economic Development
  • Author : Eoin O'Leary
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-02-20
  • Total pages :210
  • ISBN : 9781136156915
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Summary : This book offers a discerning narrative on the spectacular rise and fall of the so-called Celtic Tiger economy. It depicts Ireland as a micro-state with a unique reliance on foreign-assisted businesses, driven in part by a favourable taxation regime. It shows that rent-seeking by trades unions and property developers contributed to the fall since 2002. Although the country’s highly centralized government’s pre-disposition to lobbying has yielded international successes, it has also resulted in recurring self-inflicted crises since 1970. This volume shows how Ireland’s export-led growth is associated more with the attraction of foreign-assisted businesses than with the development of critical masses of internationally competitive indigenous businesses. Although the success of foreign-assisted businesses in the pharmaceutical, ICT and finance sectors has been influenced by tax advantages, many of these businesses have been involved in highly productive activity in Ireland over a number of decades. The problem of rent-seeking is shown to have undermined Irish competitiveness in the internationally traded and sheltered sectors. The Irish policy mind-set is shown to lean towards distribution rather than growth. While this has been advantageous for how ‘Ireland Inc.’ interacts with other governments and international businesses, it has also resulted in a failure to resist the destructive effects of capture by lobbies. In conclusion, this book considers future opportunities offered by the EU’s smart-specialization policy and future threats from increased international tax competition. It argues that unless Irish citizens and policymakers change deep-seated attitudes and mind-sets towards business development, the country’s performance for the next number of decades will more likely resemble serial under-achievement than that of a high-performing EU state.

Digitalisation and Development

Digitalisation and Development
  • Author : Dibyendu Maiti,Fulvio Castellacci,Arne Melchior
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-03
  • Total pages :436
  • ISBN : 9789811399961
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Summary : This book investigates the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on development and well-being (beyond economic benefits) and highlights some emerging issues relating to the realities, constraints and digital divides with particular reference to India. It collects a series of novel contributions, studying the Indian experience in an international cross-country perspective. The book also discusses economic, social, and behavioural aspects of well-being as well as access to ICTs across regions, states and individuals to account for the digital divide. The book establishes an aggregate relationship between ICT exposure and well-being at the country level and addresses a number of fundamental issues, such as whether ICT raises the level of transparency and governance. Based on case studies and anecdotal evidence, it then further assesses the effective implementation of service delivery through ICT innovations. The book is divided into four parts: The introductory part surveys the literature and presents background information on the Indian case; introduces the main themes on the relationships between ICT, socio-economic development and digital divides; and provides a summary and roadmap to the chapters of the book. Part II focuses on the impact of ICT on economic performance, including economic growth, productivity and trade. Part III examines the extent of the digital divides in India, including international, regional as well as inter-personal inequality. Finally, Part IV investigates the impact of ICT on governance, users’ well-being and social outcomes. Combining insights from analyses of a variety of socio-economic dimensions related to digitalisation, this book is relevant for a wide range of scholars and researchers across disciplines, as well as practitioners and policy-makers. While the book has a main focus on India, various contributions take an international cross-country comparative perspective, and the results have general relevance for digitalisation and development. On the whole, the main message of this book is that the impact of ICTs is contingent upon other assets, capabilities and institutional conditions. National policies should, therefore, not only promote digitalization as such but also ensure its co-evolution and complementarity with a variety of other country-specific factors. Chapter 'Digitalisation and Development: Issues for India and Beyond' of this book is available open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

Real Estate and the New Economy

Real Estate and the New Economy
  • Author : Tim Dixon,Bob Thompson,Patrick McAllister,Andrew Marston,Jon Snow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2008-04-15
  • Total pages :440
  • ISBN : 9781405143691
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Summary : Private sector commercial property represents some #400 bn, or 34% of total UK business assets and is a vital fabric for housing commercial enterprise. Yet social and economic forces for change, linked with new technology, are making owners and occupiers question the very nature and purpose of property and real estate.

Connecting ICTs to Development

Connecting ICTs to Development
  • Author : Laurent Elder,Heloise Emdon,Richard Fuchs,Ben Petrazzini
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-12-01
  • Total pages :298
  • ISBN : 9780857281241
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Summary : Over the past two decades, projects supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) have critically examined the ways in which information and communications technologies (ICTs) can be used to improve learning, empower the disenfranchised, generate income opportunities for the poor, and facilitate access to healthcare in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. Considering that most development institutions and governments are currently attempting to integrate ICTs into their practices, it is an opportune time to reflect on the research findings that have emerged from IDRC’s work and research in this area. “Connecting ICTs to Development” discusses programmatic investments made by IDRC in a wide variety of areas related to ICTs, including infrastructure, access, regulations, health, governance, education, livelihoods, social inclusion, technical innovation, intellectual property rights and evaluation. Each chapter in this book analyzes the ways in which research findings from IDRC-supported projects have contributed to an evolution of thinking, and discusses successes and challenges in using ICTs as tools to address development issues. The volume also presents key lessons learned from ICT4D programming and recommendations for future work.

International Business

International Business
  • Author : Donald A. Ball
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2002
  • Total pages :710
  • ISBN : 0072356766
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Summary :