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UN NGO Policy Series No.4

The Information Society in the Asia Pacific Region: Diffusion, Access and Socio-economic Impact

 

 

Edited by

Ian Douglas, Lee-in Chen Chiu and Yasushi Asami

Contents

Preface  Ovid J. L. Tzeng

 

Preface  Neville S. Arachchige Don

 

Preface  Ching-yen Tsay

 

About the Contributors

 

Contents

 

 

1.

Introduction by Ian Douglas

 

PART I ICT Impact Measurement

 

 

2.

Social Conditions and the Digital Divide: An international comparison by Lee-in Chen Chiu and Meng-chun Liu

 

 

3.

An empirical study of Internet diffusion factors in Asia Pacific Region by Hsiang-Chi Huang, Cheng-Ta Chiang and Yu-Fan Lin

 

 

4.

An Analysis of the Sources of Growth and Productivity of the Korean IT Industry by Dong-pyo Hong and Seoghoon Kang

 

 

5.

Industrial Intellectual Capital Measurement: The Case of the Taiwan Information Technology Industry by Wen-Nan Tsan and Chao-Ching Chang

 

 

6.

The Impact of ICT on Logistics in Taiwan by Cheng-Min Feng and Chien-Yun Yuan

 

 

7.

The Development and Impact of the Mobile Telecom Industry in China by Huang weiping

 

PART II Closing the Local Digital Divide

 

 

8.

Closing the Digital Divide: Using Information Technology to Transform a Local Community by Shii Okuno 

 

 

9.

The Role of Local Authority on the Internet Governance: Exploring the Relationship between Local Authority and the Public Interest from Taiwan’s Experiences by Vincent W.S. Chen and Anthony S. Lee

 

 

10.

INTERNET: Closing or Widening the Divide? by Isagani R. Serrano

 

 

11.

Opening ICT Public Access and Dealing with the Cyber "Pandora Box": A Survey of Internet Kiosks in Five Major Cities in Indonesia by Idris F Sulaiman and Donny B. Utoyo

 

 

12.

IT for Poverty Reduction in Thailand: Empowering the Disadvantaged by Thaweesak Koanantakool and Chadamas Thusvasethakul

 

PART III ICT as Spatial Analytical Tools

 

 

13.

Spatial monitoring of environmental and social change: linking science to human development by Ian Douglas

 

 

14.

Text- and Web-mining for the Evaluation of Housing Programs in Japan by Jung-Min Choi and Yasushi Asami

 

 

15.

Digital Atlas for the Greater Mekong Subregion by Robert Everitt

 

PART IV Country Experiences on ICT Development

 

 

16.

ICT and Development in Asia: Experiences and Consequences by K.C. Ho

 

 

17.

Information Society and E-Governance in Singapore: Case Study of a Knowledge-Based Economy by Milagros Rivera-Sanchez and Krishnamurthy Sriramesh

 

 

18.

The Achievement of Information and Communication Technologies Development in Taiwan-Current Status Report and Issues to Be Addressed by Ting-an Wang, Hahn-Ming Lee and Cheng-Ta Chiang

 

 

19.

Building a Virtual Brain: A National Project for Digital Archives by Ovid J.-L. Tzeng

 

 

20.

A Way to Prosperity: Competitive Analysis of ICT Industries in Taiwan by Bao-shuh Paul Lin, Roger Cheng, and Kristy H.C.K.Sha

 

Index

 

Acknowledgement