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Information and communications technology in the Pacific Islands: marginalisation by monopolisation

Duncan, Ronald C. (2004) Information and communications technology in the Pacific Islands: marginalisation by monopolisation. Pacific Economic Bulletin, 19 (2). pp. 129-131. ISSN 0817-8038

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    Abstract

    The Pacific island countries frequently complain that their geographical isolation from the major markets of the world is a major reason for their poor economic growth and poverty reduction performance. However, the very low-cost telecommunications now available throughout most of the world offers the Pacific countries the opportunity to overcome this geographical isolation in various ways and, as a result, to increase peoples’ welfare much faster. Unfortunately, governments in the Pacific are locking their countries away from the benefits available from low-cost telecommunications through monopolisation of their telecommunications sectors.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Government, Development and International Affairs
    Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
    Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2004 17:02
    Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 16:32
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/3061
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