Barriers of IT Diffusion in China
Major restructuring of all Information Technology and Telecommunicationsbusinesses in China grows rapidly over the past 1O years.China government realizes the important role of Information Technologyin the national economy and makes lots of effort and investmentin the IT industry. However, the current situation and results show thefact that there are still many big barriers in this field. These barriers arenot only involved with the national policy, but also with the social andphysical infrastructure of IT. The paper is designed to find all thesebarriers we could find currently in China that prevent healthy and quickdiffusion of information technology. Firstly, the paper is trying to givean analysis of barriers of IT diffusion in the policy issue. especially themonopoly of China telecom in the IT industry. Secondly, the paper istaking two perspective views towards the IT barriers. according toKling's terminology. physical infrastructure and social infrastructure.In the case of physical infrastructure, the paper mainly discussed issuesof outdated mainframes, the fallibility of circuitry and system, currentInternet Service and the import of information products. In the case ofsocial infrastructure. the paper searches the barriers in intellectualproperty, immature of the market, education level, insufficient investmenton the development of IT, and imbalance of the developmentbetween urban and rural Areas. Finally, the paper makes some specificrecommendations relevant to the barriers discussed in the first two parts.
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|Authors:||Xu Hongjun ; He Xiangjian|
|Other Persons:||Khosrow (contributor) ; Pour, M. (contributor)|
Idea Group Publishing
|Type of publication:||Other|
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