By Carin Holroyd, Ken S. Coates
This booklet explores the intersection of public coverage and the quick altering electronic media economic climate. during the last twenty years, electronic applied sciences and electronic content material have revolutionized many points of social, fiscal and political existence around the globe. Governments, locked into the regulations and courses of the normal economic climate, are suffering to answer this dynamic and commercially particular worldwide atmosphere. This examine examines the character and volume of the electronic economic climate, either the economic variety in the region and the various electronic implementations the world over. whereas the electronic engagement of North the USA is widely known, the dimensions and depth of electronic development in East Asia isn't totally understood no longer are the transformative adjustments happening in elements of Africa. The electronic global is marked by means of the unforeseen and speedy re-orientation of financial, social, cultural and political views. The digitization of labor, for instance, has already introduced significant disruptions inside nationwide economies. Governments are suffering to reply, partially due to pressures from the normal commercial and source sectors but additionally a result of exact, a bit of anarchistic nature of the electronic content material undefined. the worldwide electronic financial system offers a profile of the worldwide electronic surroundings, studies present govt electronic guidelines (with an emphasis on leading edge strategies), and provides coverage feedback for nationwide and subnational governments. nations that reply creatively to the electronic economy--like Taiwan, South Korea, Finland and Israel--stand to prosper from the expected sped up development of the field. these international locations that fight to maintain velocity with the electronic infrastructure wishes of the recent economic climate and with the opportunity of employment and company construction stand to fall in the back of economically. This ebook offers a coverage roadmap for the electronic economic system and identifies the hazards and possibilities of this middle zone within the twenty-first-century economic climate.
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Video games, online music, books, newspapers, and video streaming have dismantled entire economic sectors and built up new ones. 9 billion mobile-phone subscribers worldwide) is enormous, yet some countries and companies benefit much more than others do. Governments struggle to make sense of the digital-content sector and to determine how best to support its development within their own countries. The Global Digital Economy: A Comparative Policy Analysis begins by placing government policies in context.
5 percent of the total online population, has jumped more than 600 percent in ten years, reaching near-total coverage in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan and seeing rapid growth in China and slower expansion in Southeast Asia. In North America, where close to three-quarters of the population have Internet access, growth in the last decade nonetheless exceeded 140 percent. 1 million people worldwide had Internet access as of 2013, a number that continues to expand rapidly and that is aided by the availability of Internet-enabled mobile phones in the developing world.
Chapter 4 looks in more detail at a variety of specific government initiatives and investments in digital media, providing regional profiles of the different ways in which Europe, North America, East Asia, and other parts of the world have approached the digital-content sector. Following the examination of the growth of the digital-content economy to date, Chapter 5 explores forecasts about the world’s digital-content future, suggesting ways in which continued change in work and employment, manufacturing, and other areas will be driven by the imperatives of information and communications technologies.
The Global Digital Economy: A Comparative Policy Analysis by Carin Holroyd, Ken S. Coates