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IT Investment Strategy for Development: an 'Instrumental Analysis' Based on the Tasmanian and New Brunswick Information Technology Strategies

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Courvisanos, J, IT Investment Strategy for Development: an 'Instrumental Analysis' Based on the Tasmanian and New Brunswick Information Technology Strategies, Prometheus, 18, (1) pp. 75-91. ISSN 0810-9028 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/08109020050000672

Abstract

In April 1997, Tasmania (Australia) adopted the reputably successful New Brunswick (Canada) industrial strategy to build an information technology (IT) industry of significance. The strategy aims to overcome isolation in small regional economies and structurally change from declining natural resource industries. Both plans reject neo-classical economics-based industry policy, opting instead for a strong state-based investment planning approach. An analytical framework is set out, using Adolph Lowe's 'Instrumental Analysis', to examine implementation of both IT strategies. Implications of this analysis are drawn for any attempts at developing IT regional plans and, more generally, as a guide for broad strategic-based national industrial strategies.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Management and Productivity
Objective Field:Technological and Organisational Innovation
Author:Courvisanos, J (Dr Jerry Courvisanos)
ID Code:20167
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Economics and Finance
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-04-09
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