WP: "Respecialisation and the deployment of the ICT paradigm: An essay on the present challenges of globalisation"
2007. “Respecialisation and the deployment of the ICT paradigm: An essay on the present challenges of globalisation”. in Compano et al., The Future of the Information Society in Europe: Contributions to the Debate, Technical Report EUR22353EN, IPTS, Joint Research Centre, Directorate General, European Commission).
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1. ICT shaping and being shaped by the global context
2. The recurring diffusion pattern of revolutionary technologies
Double nature of technological revolutionsA similar sequence of propagation
3. Installation and deployment: different conditions and behaviours
The basic differencesShift in innovation and target markets
From creating to spreading the new lifestylesComplementary role of the induced branchesGestation of the next technological revolution
Shift in investment criteriaThe turning point as the space for the role-shiftPositive legacy of the bubble: conditions for full expansionNegative legacy of the bubble: three tensions making obstacle to growth
Tension between the paper and the real economyTension between the size and profile of effective demand and those of potential supplyThe political tensions between the poorer poor and the richer rich
Free markets as intensifiers of the problems
4. Globalisation, market segmentation and the nature of the ICT paradigm
A look at the two globalisationsThe ICT paradigm and globalisationICT and the hyper-segmentation of markets: Outsourcing and off-shoring
5. The challenge of respecialisation in a globalised world
The policy dilemmas and the way forwardGlobal redistribution of market segments in all industriesChallenges and opportunities from "global push"Opportunities created by "local pull"The role of ICT as the platform for the whole process
6. Policy action towards a sustainable and cohesive globalisation
Three tensions: Three policy areas
RegulationRespecialisationNational and global social net policies
Previous success as the main obstacle
...the book fills an important gap in the literature on business cycles and innovations. I most strongly commend it to all those attempting to understand the past and future evolution of technology and the economy.'
Christopher Freeman, Emeritus Professor, SPRU,
University of Sussex, UK
'...Carlota Perez shows us that historically technological revolutions arrive with remarkable regularity, and that economies react to them in predictable phases. Her argument provides much needed perspective not just on history, but on our own times. And especially on our own information revolution.'
W. Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico