SMEs and New Technologies: Learning E-Business and Development

SMEs and New Technologies: Learning E-Business and Development

by B. Oyelaran-Oyeyinka, K. Lal
     
 

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This books looks specifically at ICT adoption and learning trajectories in developing countries; a context characterized by skill deficiencies and weak institutional support. The authors employ a theoretical framework and research techniques to present firm-level evidence on learning in firms in an Internet-based production environment.  See more details below

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This books looks specifically at ICT adoption and learning trajectories in developing countries; a context characterized by skill deficiencies and weak institutional support. The authors employ a theoretical framework and research techniques to present firm-level evidence on learning in firms in an Internet-based production environment.

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'This book represents a valuable contribution to our understanding of the managerial and policy implications of the effects of new technologies on SMEs. It is both timely and important, as regional and national policy-makers struggle to design effective policies to promote innovation in new-technology based firms. This is by far the best book I have read on this topic.' - Donald Siegel, Professor of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA

'This book brings welcome attention to an underserved area of scholarship: the role of small businesses in building capacity in developing countries...The authors have done a great deal of basic research, shedding new light into an area that does indeed have great promise for development. It joins recent books such as Jeffrey Sachs' The End of Poverty and Jagdish Bhagwati's In Defense of Globalization, in offering new pathways for development.' - Caroline S. Wagner, Lead Research Scientist, Centre for International Science & Technology Policy, George Washington University, USA, and Member, United Nations Millennium Development Task Force on Science, Technology and Innovation, Washington DC, USA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230002012
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
07/21/2006
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Meet the Author

BANJI OYELARAN-OYEYINKA is currently Professor and Senior Researcher at the United Nations University-Institute for New Technologies (UNU-INTECH), The Netherlands. Up until early 2001, he was Senior Economic Affairs Officer with the UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland. He has published widely in international journals and his most recent book is Learning to Compete in African Industry (Ashgate Publishing, 2006).

KAUSHALESH LAL earned his PhD degree from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is currently a Researcher at the UNU-INTECH, The Netherlands. He has authored a book on the causes and consequences of the adoption of ICTs, and has published several articles in international journals.

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