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Communication Economics and Development - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080275208, 9781483148045

Communication Economics and Development

1st Edition

Pergamon Policy Studies on International Development

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Editors: Meheroo Jussawalla D.M. Lamberton
eBook ISBN: 9781483148045
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1982
Page Count: 356
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Communication Economics and Development aims to determine a methodology for integrating communication variables into economic development models. The first five chapters of the book cover the theoretical issues and their conceptualization as the basis for deriving a better understanding of the role of communication in economic development. The major issues for concern are the economic variables that are endogenous to communication planning in the light of rapid advances in communication technologies. Chapters 6-9 deals with the consideration of the role of communication in national development; the international trade theory and communications; and the political economy of information in a changing international economic order. The Japanese experience in focusing on the role of communication in economic development; a model for predicting development benefits from telecommunication investment; and the role of telecommunications in developing countries are also discussed. The text further describes the impact of telecommunication and information in development planning strategy; the opportunity costs in computer conferencing during and for economic development; and the evaluation of the impact of communication on agricultural development in Nepal. The use of economic concepts in communication planning practice is also discussed.

Table of Contents



1 Communication Economics and Development: An Economics of Information Perspective

2 The Conflict Between Communication Gaps and Suitability Gaps

3 The Theoretical Implications of Measuring the Communication Sector

4 Notes on Communication and Economic Theory

5 On the Economics of Communicating Behavior

6 Information, Communication, and Division of Labor

7 International Trade Theory and Communications

8 The Political Economy of Information in a Changing International Economic Order

9 The New International Order: Economics and Communication

10 The Role of Communication in Economic Development: The Japanese Experience

11 Toward a Model for Predicting Development Benefits from Telecommunication Investment

12 Telecommunications in Developing Countries: Constraints on Development

13 Telecommunication and Information in Development Planning Strategy

14 Opportunity Costs in Computer Conferencing During and for Economic Development

15 Evaluating the Impact of Communication on Agricultural Development: General Observations and a Case Study from Nepal

16 The Use of Economic Concepts in Communication Planning Practice: An Analysis of Six Agencies in Five Countries

17 Rapporteur's Statements

Author Index

Subject Index

List of Participants


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Meheroo Jussawalla

D.M. Lamberton

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Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

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