The Role of Place: Tasmanian Insights on ICT and Regional Development

The Role of Place: Tasmanian Insights on ICT and Regional Development

Dean Steer (University of Tasmania, Australia) and Paul Turner (University of Tasmania, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-949-6.ch102
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Abstract

Despite continued rhetoric that information and communication technologies (ICTs) make ‘place’ irrelevant in a global networked economy, insights from regional areas suggest a different and more complex experience. This chapter examines the issues surrounding the concepts of place in regional areas and ICT-based regional development, as a vehicle to dispel some prevalent ICT-related themes that permeate discussions in this sphere. These issues open up a broader debate on what is meant by ICT-supported development in a regional context, how it can best be achieved and what insights have been developed from past experiences in Tasmania, Australia.

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