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.
Table of Contents
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
Peter Drysdale is Professor of Economics in the Asia Pacific School of Economics and Government at the Australian National University.