Annual Forum Papers

  • Year 2001
  • Organisation LSE Economics Department
  • Author(s) Danny Quah
Because the New Economy is so intertwined with Information and Communications Technology, we are primed to think of New Economy developments as nothing more than technology-driven, productivity improving changes on the supply side. We then want New Economy developments to do what all technical progress has historically done. And we emerge disappointed when…"

  • Year 2001
  • Organisation School of Economic and Business Sciences, WITS
  • Author(s) Milton Taka
South Africa's telecommunications sector is the largest in Africa by important measures, including number of fixed lines, number of cellular subscribers, technological capability, equipment design, manufacturing capabilities, financial revenues, investment and data service users. There has also been substantial and increasing international participation alongside the linked processes of privatization and liberalization. This is…"

  • Year 2000
  • Organisation DIIW
  • Author(s) Brigitte Preissl
  • Countries and Regions European Union (EU)
In most industrialised economies, service sectors do not only show high growth rates of output and employment : they also go through dramatic changes with respect to use of technology, innovation, and regulatory frameworks. Service sector performance becomes more and more important for the competitiveness of national economies. However, not all services grow…"

  • Year 2000
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Chris Malikane; Simon Roberts
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The paper utilises data from a survey of plastics firms and six firm case studies to examine the relationships between production and technology changes, and employment. The analysis examines associations between different factors influencing firms in making such changes and firm performance. These factors include trade liberalisation and the export performance of firms.…"

  • Year 2000
  • Author(s) Chris Malikane; Simon Roberts
The paper utilises data from a survey of plastics firms and six firm case studies to examine the relationships between production and technology changes, and employment. The analysis examines associations between different factors influencing firms in making such changes and firm performance. These factors include trade liberalisation and the export performance of firms.…"

  • Year 1998
  • Author(s) James Hodge
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The production of and trade in high technology products has always been seen to be important for both developed and developing countries. For developed nations these products are a source of significant exports, off-setting their loss of competitiveness in traditional low technology products. For developing nations, mastery of these products represents a necessary…"
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