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Information and communication Technology and Poverty: An Asian Perspective

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  • Quibria, mg
  • Tschang, Ted

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The emergence of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), in particular the Internet, has generated new enthusiasms about the development prospects for poor economies. Many now think that new technologies can provide a faster route to better livelihoods and improved quality of life than the one afforded by the standard process of industrialization. The opposing view holds that the focus on ICTs will detract attention from the more fundamental task of addressing the basic problems of economic development

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 2639.

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Date of creation: Jan 2001
Date of revision: Jan 2001
Publication status: Published in ADB Institute Research Paper 12.2001(2001): pp. 1-56
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:2639

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  1. Timothy F. Bresnahan & Erik Brynjolfsson & Lorin M. Hitt, 1999. "Information Technology, Workplace Organization and the Demand for Skilled Labor: Firm-Level Evidence," NBER Working Papers 7136, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. Quibria, mg & Tschang, Ted, 2001. "Information and communication Technology and Poverty: An Asian Perspective," MPRA Paper 2639, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jan 2001.
  3. Pohjola, M., 2000. "Information Technology and Economic Growth. A Cross-Country Analysis," Research Paper 173, World Institute for Development Economics Research.
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  1. Quibria, mg & Tschang, Ted, 2001. "Information and communication Technology and Poverty: An Asian Perspective," MPRA Paper 2639, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jan 2001.
  2. Haider Ali Khan, 2004. "Towards A Field Theory of Innovating Multinational Firms in the Digital Economy: Creative Capital in a POLIS," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-259, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  3. Ted Tschang & Mathurot Chuladul & Thuy Thu Le, 2002. "Scaling-up information services for development: a framework of increasing returns for telecentres," Journal of International Development, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., vol. 14(1), pages 129-141.
  4. Haider A. Khan, 2003. "Digital Transitions: The POLIS Theory and The NIEs," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-231, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  5. Haider A. Khan, 2002. "Digital Development: Challenges and Prospects," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-152, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.
  6. Quibria, M. G. & Ahmed, Shamsun N. & Tschang, Ted & Reyes-Macasaquit, Mari-Len, 2003. "Digital divide: determinants and policies with special reference to Asia," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(6), pages 811-825, January.
  7. Haider Ali Khan, 2002. "China's Entry into the WTO: ICT Sectors, Innovation, Growth and Distribution," CIRJE F-Series CIRJE-F-157, CIRJE, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo.

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