Title: Characterizing and Comparing the Evolution of the Major Global Players in Information and Communications Technologies
Citation: TPRC 41: The 41st Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy p. 1-29
Publisher: Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Publication Year: 2013
JRC N°: JRC84934
URI: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2242013
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: In this paper, we characterize and compare, using most recent official macro-economic data, the evolution of the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) industry of the major global players in ICT: China, the European Union (EU), Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the USA. The ICT industry includes IT and telecom hardware manufacturers, telecom operators and software and computer service firms. It provides technologies and solutions necessary for the development of the digital economy and society. This analysis is particularly relevant for policy makers since the ICT industry and ICT-enabled innovation make an increasingly important contribution to economic growth. Our research is part of the policy support provided by JRCIPTS to the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology of the European Commission (DG CNECT).
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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