Technology, Globalization and Poverty
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Technology, Globalization and Poverty

Jeffrey James

This significant book presents an original examination of the theoretical and empirical interactions between globalization, technology and poverty. Jeffrey James studies the effect of information technology on patterns of globalization and explores how such patterns can be altered to reduce the growing global divide between rich and poor nations.
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Jeffrey James


The author and publishers wish to thank the following who have kindly given permission for the use of copyright material: Blackwell Publishers to reproduce ‘Pro-Poor Modes of Technical Integration into the Global Economy’, Development and Change, Vol. 31(4), 2000; Center for Development Research, University of Bonn, for Tables 4.7 and 4.12 from A. Bayes, J. von Braun and R. Akhter, ‘Village Pay Phones and Poverty Reduction’, Discussion Paper Number 8, June 1999; The Journal of Information Science for permission to reproduce ‘Bridging The Digital Divide With Low-Cost Information Technologies’, Vol. 29 (4), 2001; Taylor and Francis ( for Figure 1 from M. Donaghu and R. Barff, ‘Nike Just Did it: International Subcontracting and Flexibility in Athletic Footwear Production’, Regional Studies, Vol. 24 (6) 1990 and for permission to reproduce ‘Information Technology, Cumulative Causation and Patterns of Globalization’, Review of International Political Economy, Vol. 8 (1), 2001. The figure entitled ‘The Benefits of Interacting’ © The Economist Newspaper, London, September 13th 1997; Chapter 7 reprinted from Research Policy, Vol. 29, by Jeffrey James, ‘Trait-Making for LabourIntensive Technology in Sub-Saharan Africa’, 757-766, 2000, with permission from Elsevier Science; Figure 2.2 from K. Hoffman and H. Rush, Micro-Electronics and Clothing: The Impact of Technical Change on a Global Industry, copyright © 1988 by International Labour Organization, reproduced with permission of Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., Westport, CT. It was a pleasure to work with Edward, Dymphna, Matt, Susan and everyone else at Elgar Publishing: it would be difficult to imagine a more author-friendly publisher....

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