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The Resource Global economic prospects, 2008, Technology diffusion in the developing world, (electronic resource)

Global economic prospects, 2008, Technology diffusion in the developing world, (electronic resource)

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Global economic prospects, 2008, Technology diffusion in the developing world
Title
Global economic prospects
Title number
2008
Title part
Technology diffusion in the developing world
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Subject
Language
eng
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
LC call number
HC59.69
LC item number
.G58 2008eb
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  • World Bank
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Global economic prospects
Series volume
2008
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  • Diffusion of innovations
  • Information technology
Summary expansion
'Global Economic Prospects 2008: Technology Diffusion in the Developing World' examines the state of technology in developing countries and the pace with which it has advanced since the early 1990s. It reveals both encouraging and cautionary trends. On the one hand, the pace of technological progress in developing countries has been much faster than in high-income countries-reflecting increased exposure to foreign technology as a result of linkages with high-skilled diasporas and the opening of these countries to international trade and foreign direct investment.On the other hand, the technology gap remains large, and the domestic factors that determine how quickly technologies spread within developing countries often stymie progress, especially among low-income countries.This year's 'Global Economic Prospects' comes on the heels of an extended period of strong growth and a 15 year period of strong performance in much of the developing world, which has contributed to substantial declines in global poverty. While high oil prices and heightened market volatility may signal a coming pause in this process, over the longer term continued technological progress should continue to push back poverty.'Rapid technological progress in developing countries has been central to the reduction of poverty in recent decades. While the integration of global markets has played and will continue to play a key role in this, future success will increasingly depend on strengthening technical competencies and the business environment for innovative firms in developing countries.'- Graeme Wheeler, Managing Director, The World Bank
Label
Global economic prospects, 2008, Technology diffusion in the developing world, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000087112
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 201 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780821373651
Other physical details
col. ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000087112
Label
Global economic prospects, 2008, Technology diffusion in the developing world, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000087112
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xvi, 201 p.
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780821373651
Other physical details
col. ill.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000087112

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