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World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development
World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development


Special Issue on: "ICTs, Technological Change and Development in the Developing World"

Guest Editor: Gale T C Rigobert, University of the West Indies St. Augustine, West Indies

This issue focuses on technological change and development, with a special emphasis on developing states. Many developing countries embrace the notion that harnessing technology can help propel weak economies unto the growth path. The research presented here addresses the enabling factors and naturally the impediments or hindrances to growth in the current techno-economic context. Indeed information communications technologies (ICTs) offer some real economic opportunities for struggling economies; however, there are some important prerequisites that ought to be satisfied before these can be realised.

The papers will offer a multi-disciplinary analysis of growth and development in the emerging information economy, or new economy. They will identify the changes that have been wrought by ICTs and the implications for growth and development. The objective is to offer a way forward in view of the many changes taking place in the global political economy.

Subject Coverage
Coverage of this special issue of WRESTSD includes, but is not limited to, the following subjects:
  • Third World development in the new techno economic paradigm
  • Technology and development
  • ICTs and sectoral development (agriculture, tourism, education, health, manufacturing, culture etc)
  • E-government, e-commerce, e-banking, e-education, etc.
  • Digital libraries: a new vista for library services
  • ICTs and gender
  • ICTs and diplomacy
  • Telecommunications in the new era (de-regulation, liberalisation of the telecommunications sector etc)
  • The new economy/the knowledge economy/the information economy
  • Research and development, technological innovation
  • Mobile telephony: what impact on development
  • The digital divide
  • Global technology governance
  • The internet and development
  • The legal and regulatory framework for ICTs and development
  • Emerging economic opportunities in the new economy
  • ICTs and sustainable development

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Submissions should be sent no later than : 1 April 2007