Warped Geographies of Development: The Internet and Theories of Economic Development

  title={Warped Geographies of Development: The Internet and Theories of Economic Development},
  author={Mark Graham},
  journal={eBusiness \& eCommerce eJournal},
  • Mark Graham
  • Published 8 October 2008
  • Economics
  • eBusiness & eCommerce eJournal
The Internet is frequently touted as the engine of a new revolution that can eliminate poverty and bring prosperity to producers of crafts and commodities in economically impoverished areas of the world. ‘E-commerce’, ‘commodity chains’, the ‘digital divide’, and ‘disintermediation’ are all inherently geographical ideas, as well as being integral components to many theories of economic development. However, despite a movement by geographers to recognize the nuanced relationships between the… 
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