This book brings together a series of country-based studies to examine, in depth, the nature and extent of IT policies as they have evolved from a complex historical interaction of politics, technology, institutions, and social and cultural factors. In doing so many key questions are critically examined. Where can we find successful examples of IT policy? Who has shaped policy? Who did governments turn to for advice in framing policy?
Several chapters outline the impact of military influence on IT. What is the precise nature of this influence on IT development? How closely were industry leaders linked to government programs and to what extent were these programs, particularly those aimed at the generation of 'national champions', misconceived through undue special pleading? How effective were government personnel and politicians in assessing the merits of programs predicated on technological trajectories extrapolated from increasingly complex and specialized information?
This book will be of interest to academics and graduate students of Management Studies, History, Economics, and Technology Studies, and Government and Corporate policy makers engaged with technology policy.
1: Richard Coopey: Information Technology Policy: A Global Historical Survey
2: Arthur Norberg: The Shifting Interests of the United States Government in the Development and Diffusion of Information Technology Since 1943
3: William Aspray: The Supply of Information Technology Workers: A History of Policy and Practice in the United States
4: Steven W. Usselman: Public Policies, Private Platforms: Anitrust and American Computing
5: Seiichiro Yonekura: Beat IBM: Cooperation and Competition Inside Japanese Computer Promotion
6: Richard Coopey: Empire and Technology: Information Technology Policy in Postwar Britain and France
7: Martin Campbell-Kelly and Ross Hamilton: From National Champions to Little Ventures: The NEB and the Second Wave of IT in Britain, 1975-1985
8: Jan Van Den Ende, Nachoem Wijnberg, and Albert Meijer: The Influence of the Dutch and EU Government Policy on Philips' IT Product Strategy
9: Eda Kranakis: Politics, Business, and European Technology Polic: From the Treaty of Rome to Unidata, 1958-75
10: Dimitris Assimakopoulos, Rebecca Marschan-Piekkari, and Stuart Macdonald: ESPRIT: Europe's Response to US and Japanese Dominance in Information Technology
11: Knut Sogner: The Rise and Fall of State IT Planning: or How Norwegian Planners Became Captains of Industry
12: Richard Heeks: Facing In, Facing Out: IT Production Policy in India from the 1960s to the 1990s
13: Boris Malinovsky and Lev Malinovsky: IT Policy in the USSR and Ukraine: Achievements and Failures
14: Richard Heeks and Mihaiela Grundey: Romania's Hardware and Software Industry: Building IT Policy and Capabilities in a Transitional Economy
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st September 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 16.0
Weight (kg): 0.7