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The 'IT' Revolution and Developing Countries - Late-Comer Advantage? -  

International Joint Research Project Series

No.5


International Joint Research Project Series The 'IT' Revolution and Developing Countries - Late-Comer Advantage? - ■ The 'IT' Revolution and Developing Countries - Late-Comer Advantage? -
■ Edited by Mitsuhiro Kagami and Masatsugu Tsuji
■ 4,212Yen (Price without consumption tax:3,900 Yen)
■ 348pp.
■ Published in 2001
■ ISBN4-258-5605-7

How has the IT revolution changed societies and economies? What are the negative aspects of the IT revolution? What dose this mean for developing countries? In this volume, readers can find answers to these questions. It presents the results of an international joint study including U.S., U.K. and Japanese teams.

CONTENTS

Preface / Toshiaki Hayashi
Introduction / Mitsuhiro Kagami, Masatsugu Tsuji

Part I. Japan Team

1. Summary of the Japan Team / Masatsugu Tsuji
1. Introduction
2. Economies of Network
3. Japanese System - Employment System
4. Japanese System - Industrial Group
5. Economies of Network and the Japanese System
6. Toward the Japanese System in the 21st Century
7. Summary of Japan Team Papers
Notes
References

2. IT Revolution and its Meaning to Society / Mitsuhiro Kagami
1. Introduction
2. Basic Characteristics of the Information Age
3. Problems of the Information Age
4. Providing for a New Age
5. Global Cooperation
6. IT Revolution in Japan
7. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References

3. The IT Revolution and Telecommunications Infrastructure / Masatsugu Tsuji
1. Introduction
2. The Telecommunications Market and Internet Access: Current State
3. Telecommunications Infrastructure: A Comparison with the US
4. Strategy for the Japanese IT Revolution
5. Conclusion: From e-Economy to m-Economy
Notes
References


4. International Division of Labor in East Asia's IT Industry / Hiromi Ohki
1. Introduction
2. World IT Production and Trade
3. Factors Supporting IT Division of Labor
4. Production and Supply of Computers, Peripheral Equipment, and Semiconductors in East Asia
5. Future Developments
6. Conclusion
Notes
References

5. Electronic Industry in Asia: Changing Supply Chain and The Effects pdf / Yasushi Ueki
1. Introduction
2. SCM, EC and Outsourcing in Asia
3. Singapore: EC Hub and Crossroad of Western and Japanese Manufacturing Systems
4. China: Global Production Base Built into Networks
5. Effects of Information Technology on ASEAN
6. Conclusion and Perspective
Notes
References

6. IT Movement in Southeast Asia: Case of Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand pdf / Norihiko Yamada
1. Introduction
2. Singapore
3. Malaysia
4. Thailand
5. Conclusion: Is IT Meeting with the Demand of the People?
Notes
References

Part II. UK Team

7. Summary of the UK Team / Emanuele; Paul and Tanga eds.
1. IT Revolution, Internet and Telecommunicaitons: The Transition toward a Competitive Industry in the European Union
2. Globalizing Information? The IT Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe
3. Internet Access and Regulatory Reform, the Experience of South Africa
4. Human Capital in the Move Up the Value Chain: The Case of Indian Software and Services Industry

8. IT Revolution, Internet and Telecommunications: The Transition Toward a Competitive Industry in the European Union / Emanuele Giovannetti
1. Introduction: Pricing, Penetration and the Digital Divide
2. Regulation and Competition Policies in the EU
3. Unbundling in Practice
4. Technological Opportunities
5. Pricing the Local Loop
6. Concluding on Human Capital Bottlenecks
Notes
References

9. Globalizing Information? The IT Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe / Tanga McDaniel
1. Introduction
2. IT Adoption and International Integration
3. Commercial Activity and Infrastructure
4. IT and the Labor Force
5. Conclusions
Notes
References

10. Human Capital in the Move up the Value Chain: The Case of Indian Software and Services Industry / Paul Kattuman and Kumar Iyer
1. Introduction
2. The Development of the Indian Software Sector
3. Determinants of Growth
4. Conclusion: The Future of the Indian Software Industry
Notes
References

11. Internet Access and Regulatory Reform, the Experience of South Africa / Emanuele Giovannetti
1. Introduction
2. Telecommunication Policy in South Africa
3. Telephone Infrastructure
4. Internet in Africa and South Africa
5. Internet Pricing
6. The Shared Access Alternative
7. Concluding: The Challenges Posed by the Shortage of Human Resources
Notes

Part III. US team

12. Summary of the US Term / Soon-Yong Choi and Andrew B. Whinston
1. IT Revolution in the US: Current Situation and Problems
2. Effects of IT Revolution on Firms and the Global Economy
3. Internet-Based Globalizaion and International Division of Labor
4. Conclusions

13. IT Revolution in the US: Current Situation and Problems / Soon-Yong Choi and Andrew B. Whinston
1. Introduction
2. Output Growth in the IT Sector
3. Employment in the IT Sector
4. Investment in IT Capital Stock
5. Labor and Multifactor Productivity and IT
6. IT in e-Business Implementation
7. Information Technology and the New Economy
8. Limitations and Problems
9. Conclusions
References

14. Effects of IT Revolution on Firms and the Global Economy / Soon-Yong Choi and Andrew B. Whinston
1. Introduction
2. Factors Raising Firm-Level Productivity
3. Implementation in B2C e-Business Drivers
4. Implementation in B2B e-Business Drivers
5. Organizational Impact of IT
6. Production Location and Management under Internet Technology
7. Internet-Based Firms and Shifts in Industrial Organization
8. Conclusions
References

15. Internet-Based Globalization and International Division of Labor / Soon-Yong Choi and Andrew B. Whinston
1. Introduction
2. Internet as General Purpose Technology
3. Technologies Affecting International Division of Labor
4. Technology, Operation and Structure of Virtual Firms
5. Global Trade in Knowledge-Based and Service Goods
6. Emerging Trends in International Division of Labor
7. Policy Implications of Internet-Based Globalization
8. Conclusions
References

Conclusion / Mitsuhiro Kagami, Masatsugu Tsuji