Globalization and Frameworks for Digital Opportunities

Globalization and Frameworks for Digital Opportunities

John S.C. Afele (International Program for Africa, Canada)
Copyright: © 2003 |Pages: 21
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-039-4.ch006
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Abstract

Globalization may have already become entrenched, and developing countries may not have the power to reverse the phenomenon. Instead, given that activities remotely could affect the majority in a local environment, including poor communities that are not even aware of global economic regimes, managers of developing countries’ institutions are faced with the burden of developing effective interventions to minimize negative impacts of globalization of capital while enhancing the opportunities for their citizens. The influence of the Information Age on a nation’s wealth creation may be through its ability to create new competitive advantages in which the nation-state acts as a sink to pull global knowledge and capital flows. Development of human resources and establishment of the facilitating business environment in developing countries are therefore essential in creating the fertile environment that can attract the flow of capital and know-how toward building the Information Age in these countries. This would in turn nurture their knowledge economies and lead to sustainable economic and social progress. Developing countries need to design creative means to divert some of the global wealth and knowledge resources toward their issues. This needs to be done in a manner that could be mutually beneficial to the North and South, without being parasitic of the North or allowing themselves to be exploited by such capital and knowledge flows.

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Dedication
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Acknowledgments
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Chapter 1
Introduction  (pages 1-18)
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Issues about global security have become preeminent in the hallowed corridors of global diplomacy, especially following the September 11, 2001... Sample PDF
Introduction
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Chapter 2
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Ironically, the sector that was expected to define and lead the global economy into the new growth era of the new millennium would be the first... Sample PDF
Standards of Knowledge Communities
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Chapter 3
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A distinguishing factor in IT-led knowledge for development models could be the concept of nurturing knowledge communities versus knowledge... Sample PDF
Nurturing Knowledge Communities
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Chapter 4
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Communications channels with and within the developing world, hence, should be considered in light of the transition of such economies into... Sample PDF
Splicing Modern Knowledge and Ancestral Wisdom
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Chapter 5
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Multidimensional frameworks have been advocated in knowledge for sustainable livelihoods programming. Connectivity for development and poverty... Sample PDF
Digital Bridges and Digital Opportunities for Developing Nations
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Globalization may have already become entrenched, and developing countries may not have the power to reverse the phenomenon. Instead, given that... Sample PDF
Globalization and Frameworks for Digital Opportunities
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Chapter 7
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Teleconnectivity and knowledge for development philosophy needs a companion—a knowledge trust fund—that would secure the necessary technical... Sample PDF
Capitalizing the Knowledge Economy of Developing Nations
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Chapter 8
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While the benefits of modern communications in sustainable development could herald new opportunities, there are dangers associated with the... Sample PDF
Preservation of Cultural Identity and Preventing Piracy of Indigenous Intellectual Properties
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Chapter 9
Postlude  (pages 198-204)
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The Information Age is relevant to the prosperity and security of developing nations and their indigenous, local, or rural communities. The... Sample PDF
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