ICTs and Indian Economic Development: Economy, Work, Regulation

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Overview

ICTs and Indian Economic Development evaluates the recent phenomenon of Information technology communication (ICT) development in India, and discusses such questions as: Can the growth be sustained? How far can an ICT revolution go towards modernising India's economy? What could be the capacity of ICTs to induce rapid social transformation and change? Can India navigate all the pitfalls and hazards and retain its current comparative advantage in the field of ICT?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761933397
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Pages: 476
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Ashwani Saith is concurrently Professor of Rural Economics at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and Professor of Development Studies at the London School of Economics. He has taught and researched on a range of themes in development studies, with a focus on processes and policies concerning poverty and socio-economic vulnerability, labour and work in unorganized/informal economies, rural development, rural industrialization and non-farm economies, migration, information technology, reform and transitions, and globalization processes and patterns. Regionally, his work focuses on Asia, especially on India and China.

Dr Saith has served as a research analyst and policy advisor with several international development agencies, including ILO, FAO, IFAD and UNDP. He has been associated in an editorial capacity with several leading academic journals in the field of development, including Development and Change, Journal of Agrarian Change, Journal of Peasant Studies, Journal of Development Studies, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, and Labour and Development. He has published extensively in international journals, and also authored and edited several books.

M. Vijayabaskar is Assistant Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai. He has previously been a Visiting Fellow in contemporary Indian studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore.

In his professional capacity, Dr Vijayabaskar has been Project Leader, Diffusion of Information and Communication Technologies in India: Labour Market Implications for Developing Countries., funded by the International Development Research Center, Canada and the Asia-Pacific Development Informatics Programme, Singapore; and has served as a consultant for the ILO on several projects. His research interests are primarily in the area of political and social economy of development, with a focus on new organizational forms like clusters, processes of governance and technological change, and restructuring of labour markets and processes. He has contributed articles to several edited volumes, and to journals like Economic and Political Weekly.

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Table of Contents

ICTs and Indian Development - Aswani Saith and M Vijayabaskar
Trends, Issues, Options
The Diffusion Of Information Technology And The Implications For Development - C P Chandrasekhar
A Perspective Based On The Indian Experience
Indian Software Industry Development - Nagesh Kumar
International and National Perspective
Moving Up Or Lagging Behind In Technology? An Index Of Technological Competence of India's ICT Sector - K J Joseph and Vinoj Abraham
Human Capital, Labour Scarcity and The Development Of The Software Services Sector - Suma S Athreye
Has New Economy Created Wealth? A Study Of Infotech Companies - J Dennis Rajakumar
The Political Economy of the Computer Software Industry in Bangalore, India - Balaji Parthasarathy
Telecommunications and Economic Growth - Maximo Torero, Shyamal Chowdhury and Arjun S Bedi
Implications For India
Innovation Capability In India's Telecommunications Equipment Industry - Sunil Mani
Adoption of Communication Standards in Developing Economies - Rakesh Basant and G R Ramadesikan
Issues And Options For India
Role Of ICT In The Development Of The Indian Stock Market - Meena Abraham Chacko
E-Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizational Restructuring - Kaushalesh Lal
Evidence from Indian Firms
ICTs And Transformation Of Traditional Workplaces - M Vijayabaskar
The Case Of The Automobile Industry In India
The Digital Divide, ICT Development and Telecommunication Reform In China - Wang Wensheng
India-China - Meine Pieter van Dijk
A Battle Of Two New ICT Giants

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