Information and Communication Technologies in the Context of Globalization
Evidence from Developing Countries
By (author) Kaushalesh Lal
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Information and Communication Technologies in the Context of Globalization by Kaushalesh Lal
Book DescriptionThis book focuses on the adoption of new technologies led by information and communication technologies by SMEs in developing countries. It identifies several factors that augment competitiveness of firms in the era of globalization. Contrary to the general belief these factors are not uniform across developing world. Based on the empirical evidence from firms located in Malaysia, India, Nigeria, Jamaica, and Costa Rica, the study concludes that firms cannot remain competitive without institutional support. Since firms operate in different institutional and economic environment, form of support varies from one country to another.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230539822
(216mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This books looks specifically at ICT adoption and learning trajectories in developing countries; a context characterized by skill deficiencies and weak institutional support. The authors employ a theoretical framework and research techniques to present firm-level evidence on learning in firms in an Internet-based production environment.
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Author Biography - Kaushalesh Lal
KAUSHALESH LAL earned his PhD degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Prior to joining UNU-MERIT in 2003 he was associate professor at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India. He has widely published in reputed international journals on the adoption of ICTs in developing countries. His research interests include various aspects of institutional environment, e-infrastructure, e-governance, and e-business in developing as well as developed world. Dr. Lal is on the panel of referees for several renowned international journals.
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