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The East Asian Miracle and Information Technology


  • Hanna, N.
  • Boyson, S.
  • Gunaratne, S.


This study focuses on the process of technology catch-up and competitive advantage creation, drawing on the successful experiences of Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Hong Kong -- the newly industrialized countries (NICs). It shows how the NICs countries have exploited the opportunities made possible by the information technology revolution and built sustainable competitive advantage in many high value-added industries and services. Many lessons could be drawn from the East Asian information technology miracle.

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  • Hanna, N. & Boyson, S. & Gunaratne, S., 1996. "The East Asian Miracle and Information Technology," World Bank - Discussion Papers 326, World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:wobadi:326

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    Cited by:

    1. Austria, Myrna S., 2006. "Enhancement and Deepening of the Competitiveness of the Philippine Electronics Industry Under a Bilateral Setting," Discussion Papers DP 2006-09, Philippine Institute for Development Studies.
    2. James, M.J., 2001. "Information technology, cumulative causation and patterns of globalization in the third world," Other publications TiSEM 52cf5686-45ec-44f0-8983-0, Tilburg University, School of Economics and Management.
    3. Nagy Hanna, 2011. "E-Sri Lanka as a Deliberate and Emergent Strategy Process," Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Springer;Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), vol. 2(1), pages 3-37, March.

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    JEL classification:

    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • O40 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East


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