The Global Information Technology Report 2001-2002: Readiness for the Networked World (World Economic Forum)
World Economic Forum, Geoffrey Kirkman, Peter K. Cornelius, Jeffrey D. Sachs, SchwabISBN: 0195152581;
Very little has been written or published on the global experience vis-a-vis information technology that puts both developed and developing countries into a larger context from which lessons can be extrapolated. Within the IT and Development fields, there has been much talk and hyperbole about the power of IT to transform the economic development process, but very little rigorous analysis has been carried out to document the global situation. The frontier of the field is to explore and understand how IT is being used in the developing world, what the barriers to IT diffusion and adoption are in developing countries, and what the main lessons are from the developing world that can aid in designing policies and solutions that can overcome the international digital divide. The Global Information Technology Readiness Report 2001-2002 provides the first comprehensive and comparative analysis of the diffusion and use of information technology in 70 countries around the world. The Report...
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