Situating ICT Super Corridors in a Developing Country: A Complexity-Structurational Case Study
In the beginning of the new millennium, a developing country has been redefining its developmental strategy to turnaround from a production economy to a knowledge-based economy. Under the current leadership, the developing country is expanding its national mission to move into the innovation and dream economies. Various new knowledge and information communications technologies (ICT) mega-projects are being designed and executed at the national, state and industry levels to sustain competitiveness. The structures and processes by which these “ICT super corridors” are developed and implemented are complex economic-social-political decisions. An in-depth understanding is illustrated and assessed using interpretive case studies concerned with ICT developments. From analyses based on the complexity-structurational methodology, implications are drawn for success strategies and implementation of ICT in achieving the developing country’s vision towards a developed country.
Keywords: Developing Country, Knowledge-based Economy, Information Communications Technology, Government Policy and Implementation, Complexity Theory, Structuration Theory
Dr. Chun-Kwong Han
Professor, Faculty of Economics and Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia