The role of telecommunications in economic growth: proposal for an alternative framework of analysis

  title={The role of telecommunications in economic growth: proposal for an alternative framework of analysis},
  author={Ali Riaz},
  journal={Media, Culture \& Society},
  pages={557 - 583}
  • Ali Riaz
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Economics
  • Media, Culture & Society
This article reviews the literature on the relationship between telecommunications and economic growth and argues that its weakness is its technocratic perspective. It then goes on to argue for an approach that does not view telecommunications as an exogenous driver of economic development, but which assesses the relationship between telecommunications and economic growth within the broader framework of global economic transformation and the location of the specific country within the matrix of… 

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