IT industry development and the knowledge economy: A four country study

Phillip Ein-Dor*, Michael Myers, K. S. Raman

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The importance of knowledge economy for production activity and the development of information technology (IT) industries are discussed. An in-depth analysis of the IT industry in four countries: Finland, Israel, New Zealand and Singapore are also presented. The study suggest a modified and more comprehensive version of the Ein-Dor et al.(1997) model of IT industry success in small developed countries. It is observed that IT industries provide a technical platform for innovation and a key component in fostering the development of the knowledge economy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-49
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Global Information Management
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2004


  • Development policy factors
  • Endogenous variables
  • Exogenous variables
  • IT industry
  • Small countries
  • Success factors


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