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Information Technology Policy: An International History

Richard Coopey


Information Technology (IT) has become symbolic of modernity and progress almost since its inception. The nature and boundaries of IT have also meant that it has shaped, or become embedded within, a wide range of other scientific, technological, and economic developments. Governments, from the outset, saw the computer as a strategic technology, a keystone of economic development, and an area where technology policy should be targeted. This was true for those economies interested in maintaining their technological and economic leadership, but also figured strongly in the developmental programme ... More

Keywords: computers, economic development, globalization, strategic technology, political economic ideology, IT development

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Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199241057
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241057.001.0001


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Richard Coopey, editor
Lecturer in History, University of Wales Aberystwyth
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