This book sets out the problems of measuring the effects of technological change on economic progress by using the internet in the Asia-Pacific region as a case study. Corporate and industry experience, including changing business organization and new regulatory issues are explored as well as policy issues such as the digital divide and the approach to e-commerce in the WTO. Using several industry case studies the contributors compare the IT experience in North America with a number of countries in Asia and the Pacific.
1. The new economy in Asia and the Pacific: an overview 2. What's new in the new economy? 3. The new economy: theory and measurement 4. Telecommunications policy and the evolution of the internet 5. Factors affecting growth in the region:R&D and productivity 6.1 Beyond Silicon Valley: the regional spread of innovation 6.2 The Indian experience 6.3 The Chinese experience 6.4 The Taiwanese experience: impact on production and trade 7. Corporate strategies in information technology firms 8. Intellectual property protection and capital markets in the new economy 9. A force for market competition or market power 10. Internet providers: an industry study 11. Automobiles: an industry study 12. The digital divide in East Asia 13. E-commerce: the work program of the World Trade Organization 14. Implications for APEC