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All around us, information, knowledge, and the use of networked computing continues to revolutionize how we live, work, and play. Although this perspective is obvious to many of us and in danger of becoming hackneyed, important structural changes are indeed occurring. Driven by social, political, economic, and technological factors, these profound changes(More)
This paper reflects the opinions of the authors and not necessarily those of the institutions represented. Comments on the paper are welcome, and an updated version can be found at: ii ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank the officers and staff at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa for their untiring patience and assistance on the(More)
Since publication of the Atkins Commission report in 2003, the national scientific community has placed significant emphasis on developing cyberinfrastructure-enabled knowledge communities, which are designed to facilitate enhanced efficiency and collaboration in geographically distributed networks of researchers. This article suggests that the new(More)
This paper develops a theoretical perspective on globalization and the information society and combines it with a critical usage of international regime theory as a heuristic for understanding the current historical period of transition from an international telecommunications regime (Cowhey 1990, 1994) to a new and complex regime aimed at providing(More)
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Dr. Adeya would like to thank Fola Yahaya at the London School of Economics for his contribution to the development of the paper. She would also like to thank the former Director of the United Nations University/Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH) for his support in the preparation of the paper. calendar year, during which a number(More)