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Information-based global economy and socioeconomic development: the case of Bangalore

Madon, Shirin (1997) Information-based global economy and socioeconomic development: the case of Bangalore. Information Society, 13 (3). pp. 227-244. ISSN 0197-2243

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Identification Number: 10.1080/019722497129115


Information technology is at the core of the current process of economic globalization. New areas of the world and new regions within countries are experiencing growth by entering the information age as manufacturers and users of information technology. However, often growth and decline take place simultaneously within the same region due to the tension that results from participation in global operations and the local socioeconomic context of the region. India presents a major case study of this tension, which we describe through a study of the region of Bangalore. The description reveals that the region faces pervasive forms of asymmetry between those who can participate in the global information economy and those who cannot. We argue that these internal disparities will ultimately affect capitalist development and discuss some issues of relevance to planners and policymakers concerned with the twin processes of globalization and local regional development.

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Additional Information: © 1997 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Management
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > Z665 Library Science. Information Science
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2010 09:39
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 01:32

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