The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

The Economic Geography of the IT Industry in the Asia Pacific Region

by Philip Cooke
     
 

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This book is designed to broaden and deepen the understanding of the current and future structure and geography of the Information Technology industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

The industry has evolved through a number stages, beginning with supply chain links to large, mainly US-based, firms drawing on the benefits of lower labour costs. That experience

Overview

This book is designed to broaden and deepen the understanding of the current and future structure and geography of the Information Technology industry in the Asia-Pacific region.

The industry has evolved through a number stages, beginning with supply chain links to large, mainly US-based, firms drawing on the benefits of lower labour costs. That experience provided learning opportunities for firms which steadily developed globally significant capacity and capability. These matured into locally owned production, spawning in the process some large producers and some well known brand names, many shifting production across the region as particular labour or other production advantages became apparent.

This process of evolution was assisted by national and regional governments who provided a range of sectoral as well as physical infrastructure assistance. Over time it became apparent that the key competitive edge in IT production lay in product innovation, and parts of the region became global leaders in some parts of the IT industry. In overview it seems the Asia Pacific region has developed a distinctive role and character within the global IT industry – the authors of this volume examine these developments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415631075
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/05/2013
Series:
Regions and Cities Series, #67
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Philip Cooke is University Research Professor in regional economic development and founding director (1993) of the Centre for Advanced Studies at Cardiff University.

He is also Principal Investigator for CESAGen, a multidisciplinary centre in which staff from social sciences and humanities work closely with natural and medical sciences to address the social, economic and policy aspects of developments in genomics.

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