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Digital Divide or Digital Jump-Beyond 'IT' Revolution  

International Joint Research Project Series

No.6

■ Digital Divide or Digital Jump-Beyond 'IT' Revolution
Edited by Mitsuhiro Kagami and Masatsugu Tsuji
■ 5,076円(本体価格 4,700円)
■ 410pp
■ 2002年
■ ISBN4-258-56006-5

Countermeasures taken by various countries against the “digital divide” are presented. The book introduces leapfrogging developments using the IT revolution in such developing countries as India and South Korea. It presents the results of an international joint study including U.S., U.K. and Japanese teams.

CONTENTS

Preface / Toshiaki Hayashi

Introduction / Masatsugu Tsuji, Mitsuhiro Kagami


Part I. Japan Team

1. Summary of the Japan Team / Masatsugu Tsuji

1. Beyond the IT Revolution: The Japanese Broadband Strategy
2. Tipping, Standardization and Convergence: Catch-Up and Failure in the Japanese Standards Strategy
3. Is the Japanese Press a Dinosaur in the 21st Century?: The IT Revolution and Newspapers in Japan
4. PKI Solutions for Trusted e-Commerce: Survey upon the De Facto Standard Competition in PKI Industry
5. Jumping up to the Internet-based Society: Lessons from Korea
6. Information Technology: Some Implications for Thailand
7. The Interconnection and Pricing of the Internet

1. Introduction
2. Lessons Learned from the Net Bubble
3. Broadband Network Infrastructure
4. Possible Applications of Broadband: Case Studies
5. Conclusion
Notes
References

1. Introduction
2. Tipping and De Facto Standards
3. De Jure Standards
4. Japanese Defeat in the Standards War
5. Technology and Satisfaction
6. Convergence of Technology
7. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References

4. Is the Japanese Press a Dinosaur in the 21st Century? : The IT Revolution and Newspapers in Japan / Kojiro Shiraishi

1. Introduction
2. Newspapers in Japan
3. Newspapers and Television
4. Outlook of New Businesses
5. Conclusions
Notes
References

1. Introduction
2. Analysis of Major PKI Vendors
3. Strategy for Asian Market
4. Future Prospects
5. Closing Remarks
Notes
References

1. Introduction
2. Rapid Diffusion of New Technologies
1. Accelerators of Rapid Penetration of New Technologies
2. Contrastive Effects of Accelerators on E-Commerce
3. Society Issues Caused by Diffusion of the Internet
4. Concluding Remarks
Notes
References

1. Introduction
2. Current IT Status
3. Impact on Firms and Employment in Thailand
4. Some Policy Issues
5. Conclusions
References

8. The Interconnection and Pricing of the Internet / Takanori Ida, Masashi Ueda

1. Introduction
2. What is the Internet?
3. Pricing the Internet and its Problems
4. Industrial Structure of the Internet and its Interconnection Problem
5. The Model Analysis of the Internet
6. Development of the One-Way and Two-Way Model
7. Further Discussion
Notes
References

Part II. UK Team

9. Summary of the UK Team / Emanuele Giovannetti, Paul Kattuman, Tanga McDaniel

1. Upstream Internet Connectivity in Western Europe and Southern Africa
2. Information Policy and Information Technology in Central and Eastern Europe with Emphasis on Estonia
3. Software: Implications of Globalization and the International Division of Labor for Indian Development

10. Internet Upstream Connectivity and Competition Policy: Western Europe and Southern Africa / Emanuele Giovannetti

1. Introduction
2. The Supply Side
3. Internet Pricing
4. The European Internet Backbones
5. The Price of Internet Connectivity
6. Antitrust Analysis for the Backbone Market
7. Exploring the Backbone Through Cyber-Geography
8. South Africa
Notes
References
Appendix

11. Information Policy and Information Technology in Eastern Europe with Emphasis on Estonia / Tanga McDaniel

1. Introduction
2. CEE in Context
3. Online Activity: Transactions, Services and Rural Initiatives
4. Case Study: IT Adoption, Expansion and Policy in Estonia
5. Conclusions
Notes
References
Annex

1. Introduction
2. Globalization: International Competition and Firm Level Responses
3. The Indian Software Industry
4. Conclusions
Notes
References

Part III. US Team

13. Summary of the US Team / Andrew B. Whinston

1. IT Policies and Issues: Us and the Americas
2. Internet and Telecommunications Outlook in Latin America
3. Policies for Internet Access: Cases of Mexico and Argentina

1. Introduction
2. Internet Infrastructure and Internet Access: A Snap Shot
3. Telecommunications Reforms and Internet Usage
4. Competition in Local Loop and Broadband Service
5. Costs of Access
6. The Digital Divide in the US
7. Us and the Americas: Telecommunications Connection
8. Conclusions
References

1. Introduction
2. Current Status of Internet Development
3. E-Commerce in Latin America
4. Telecommunications Deregulation and Policy Issues
5. Expanding Internet Access in Latin America
6. Outlook for Future Internet Growth
References

16. Policies for Internet Access: Cases of Mexico and Argentina / Soon-Yong Choi

1. Introduction
2. Telecommunications in Mexico
3. Mexican Telecommunications Reforms
4. Internet and E-Commerce in Mexico
5. Telecommunications in Argentina
6. Initiatives for Internet Growth: Argentina
7. Lessons Learned
References

Conclusion / Mitsuhiro kagami, Masatsugu Tsuji