Information Technology, and the Global Economy

  • C. Freeman
  • L. Soete

Abstract

When we are considering which technologies are likely to be the most important for structural change in the industrial economies, there would probably now be fairly widespread agreement that “information technology” is the key. We are using the expression “information technology” (IT) to describe the combination of new technological developments in micro-electronics, computers, opto-electronics and communication systems, which collectively are having such pervasive effects that many people have talked in terms of a “paradigm” change in technology.

Keywords

Information Technology Service Sector Global Economy Technical Change Employment Growth 
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  • L. Soete

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