The Political Economy of Information and Communications Technologies: The Place of Russia in a Global Market
Based on extensive domestic and foreign data, the monograph dwells on the process of the development of the information and communications technology industry in the USSR/Russia, the USA, and other regions of the planet. The book lays emphasis on how the ICT industry has won a central place in the political and economic architecture of the modern world, its special role in providing international security as well as handling the tasks of economic and social development. The book delineates the promising directions of the development of the domestic ICT industry including making use of the unique advantages of Russian companies in the context of economic liberalism and virtually total lack of barriers that prevent exchange of knowledge and technologies in the global economy.
The book is designed for lecturers, researchers, master and graduate students, as well as for all interested in the development and current state of IC technologies in Russia and around the world.