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Economic barriers to development - cost of access to Internet infrastructure

Jagun, A. (2007) Economic barriers to development - cost of access to Internet infrastructure. In: Internet Governance and Sustainable Development: Towards a Common Agenda. International Institute for Sustainable Development, pp. 93-111. ISBN 9781894784078

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    Abstract

    The Internet is increasingly viewed as an "indispensable" resource for general development and economic growth (UNDP 1999). Its adoption by governments, organizations and individuals has resulted in the shrinking of spatial and temporal distances between different regions of the world, and has greatly facilitated the "free" and quick exchange of information. Such constrictions of time and space impact upon social and economic interactions at all levels of society. Furthermore, ramifications of this impact are felt by a society, group or individual irrespective of whether or not they use the Internet. The ability to access the Internet, and in particular the costs associated with such access, are therefore important points of consideration. Not only do these costs contribute to the disproportional spread of the Internet across the world's population; they also potentially contribute to uneven patterns of development within, and between countries.

    Item type: Book Section
    ID code: 7388
    Keywords: international development, internet, economic growth, society, Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform , Management. Industrial Management, Electronic information resources, Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Subjects: Social Sciences > Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
    Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
    Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Information resources > Electronic information resources
    Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
    Department: Strathclyde Business School > Management Science
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2009 10:19
    Last modified: 18 Jul 2013 22:51
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7388

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