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The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

James W. Cortada

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

No technology seems to have spread so fast around the world in such a short period of time as computers. It was a phenomenon that predated the arrival of the Internet and that began to change how ... More


How Asia Embraced Information Technologies

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the diffusion of information technologies across all of Asia from the 1950s to the present. It reviews IT export manufacturing strategies that continue to unfold, the role of ... More


Diffusion of Information Technologies: Results and Implications

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the patterns of diffusion and adoption that occurred with computers and other forms of information technologies around the world from the start of the 1940s to the present by ... More


How Much Computing Is in The World?

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter argues that computers have become a major component of modern societies around the world. It explains the extent to which computing has spread across North America, Europe, and Asia. The ... More


West European Deployment Begins: Great Britain, France, and West Germany

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Western Europe was an early adopter of computers, beginning during World War II. This chapter explains the adoption and role of computing in Great Britain, France and West Germany from the 1940s to ... More


Diffusion of Computing in Italy, Netherlands, and Sweden

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores how computers spread through the economies of Italy, Netherlands, and Sweden, exploring extent of diffusion, where in their economies this occurred, the key firms and ... More


How Western Europe Embraced Information Technologies

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter surveys the way computing spread across all of Western Europe from World War II to the early years of the twenty-first century, analyzing the patterns of adoption, results of economic ... More


Computing Comes to Japan

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This is a detailed history of the introduction, deployment and use of computing in Japan from the 1950s through 2010. It explores the role of the IT industry, that of consumers of IT over the half ... More


IT Tigers of Asia: South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Asian Tigers South Korea, Taiwan, and Singapore are the subject of this chapter, which describes their introduction to computing and how that technology became a central export and economic ... More


China: Embracing IT in Changing Times

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Flood: The Diffusion of Information Technology Across the U.S., Europe, and Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921553
eISBN:
9780199980406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921553.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

China is one of the latest adopters of computers and has become a major force in the manufacture and distribution of consumer electronics around the world. It is today the largest user of the ... More


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