Information technology industries and national competitiveness

Tikhomirova, Galina (2001) Information technology industries and national competitiveness. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.


The global economy is being rapidly restructured under the impact of the information technology revolution, moving towards knowledge-intensive economic activities. There is now in the literature a range of theories that provide a rationale for a link between industrial structure and competitiveness. One implication of such theories is that there may be leading industrial sectors, particularly important in factors driving growth, such as innovation and the generation and diffusion of knowledge. Expansion of such sectors can change the trajectory of economic development and foster growth of national income and welfare. The issue of the role of industrial structure, and of the computing and electronics industries, in growth and competitiveness are approached through the experience of particular industrialised and developing economies. In this thesis central attention is given to considering the role of computing and electronics industries in the growth and competitiveness of East Asian nations over the period 1970-1995.

Item type Thesis (PhD thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1402 Applied Economics
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords Computer industry, Asia, Electronic industries, industry structure, competition
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