Performance and potential of information technology: An international perspective

Ashoka Mody, Carl Dahlman

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Rising information content of economic activity worldwide is making the use of information technology (IT) increasingly relevant in a broad range of countries and activities. Effective planning and organizational capabilities are essential to successful adoption of the new technologies; authors in this issue have concluded that "managerial skills and entrepreneurship" are key to effective use of IT. In addition to human capital development, IT diffusion requires a strategy for generating large investments in telecommunications. While proactive measures at accelerating the diffusion of IT have their place, they need to be complemented by reduction of barriers to the international flow of services and investment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1703-1719
Number of pages17
JournalWorld Development
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics


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