Herani, Gobind M. and Lodhi, Saeed A.K. (2008): Innovative Technology, Social and Economic Sustainability: Evidence from Pakistan.
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This paper assesses the development, perspectives and prospects of innovative technology which would be supporting social and economic sustainability in Pakistan. The study specially examines following points: (i) The trend in growth rate of IT industry. (ii) Comparison of growth at the time of beginning and now. It also draws attention on four factors: introduction of IT, its development, policy issues and innovative methods to implement. Study reveals that Pakistan entered into information age in early eighties. Telecommunication and IT in the country is now growing rapidly. Ministry of telecommunication has recently formulated a strategy for promoting IT industry in Pakistan. The real IT industry requires a world class-enabling infrastructure. In spite of so many prevailing confusions the people of Pakistan have vision and good amount of knowledge. Our education system must create an environment that encourages critical debate with positive dissonance. Information economy in the country needs expansion and improvement that lasts us lifetime. The country is still in the realm of conceptual controversies and is not based on our own experiences to support people’s expectations and relevant to realities of our times. The over all conclusion is that Pakistan has made a moderate growth in social and economic sustainability during the last 59 years. The trend of IT is going up steadily, but the time wise transformation of knowledge from the beginning till today is sluggish. It is less than 1.0% of our GDP.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Innovative Technology, Social and Economic Sustainability: Evidence from Pakistan|
|Keywords:||Innovative Technology, Social and Economic Sustainability, Developing countries,|
|Subjects:||I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I2 - Education and Research Insititutions > I21 - Analysis of Education
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O32 - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty > D83 - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights > O33 - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
|Depositing User:||Gobind M. Herani|
|Date Deposited:||18. Apr 2008 15:25|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 09:55|
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