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Europe and Developing Countries in the Globalized Information Economy : Employment and Distance Education - Maria Ines Bastos

Europe and Developing Countries in the Globalized Information Economy

Employment and Distance Education

By: Maria Ines Bastos (Editor), Swasti Mitter (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 23rd February 2000
ISBN: 9780415197045
Number Of Pages: 272

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This volume explores the challenges and the opportunities created by the rapid growth of 'telematics'. European firms benefit through lower labour costs and access to big new markets in the fields of education and training. At the same time European governments are concerned about jobs disappearing. For the developing world, there is the brightest prospect of new jobs and novel means of education. However, how secure will these new jobs be? Will a more highly educated work force lead to a brain drain?

List of tablesp. x
List of figuresp. xii
List of contributorsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Information revolution and the new modes of employment and work organisationp. 7
Is Asia the destination for 'runaway' information processing work? Implications for trade and employmentp. 9
Beyond anecdotes: on quantifying the globalisation of information processing workp. 28
A non-European counterpoint
Trade in software services: from international trade to teletrade. The case study of Tata Consultancy Services in Indiap. 39
Telebanking: breaking the logic of spatial and work organisationp. 53
Call centres and the prospects for export-oriented work in the developing world: evidence from Western Europep. 74
A non-European counterpoint
The globalised information society and its impact on the Europe-Maghreb relationshipp. 95
Innovation and competitiveness in complex product systems: the case of mobile phone systemsp. 107
A non-European counterpoint
The South African mobile phone systemp. 126
Learning with telematics in the globalised information societyp. 133
Europe and developing countries in the emerging on-line education marketp. 135
Lifelong learning policies in a new technological erap. 155
A non-European counterpoint
Productive two-way collaboration between technologically developed and developing countries in new technologies for educationp. 168
Testing technology for tele-education: pilot projects at KPN in The Netherlandsp. 173
A non-European counterpoint
The Brazilian 'TELECURSO 2000': an experience with applications of communications technologies to vocational and continuous educationp. 189
Technologies for distance education in developing countriesp. 201
KIDLINK - a global network for youthp. 217
A non-European counterpoint
Distance education in Latin America at the technology cross-roadsp. 224
Conclusionsp. 232
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780415197045
ISBN-10: 041519704X
Series: Unu/Intech Studies in New Technology and Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 23rd February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.03 x 16.2  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1