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Workshop: Institutions, networks and the ICT industry in China

June 5, 2014 - 09:15-12:00

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has become an indispensable part of the life of people throughout the globe. China is no exception and today there are more Internet and mobile phone subscribers in China than in any other country in the world. ICTs are however far from offering a ubiquitous solution to manage continued economic prosperity, social integration and environmental sustainability in China. While ICTs on the one hand allow for more efficient communication and knowledge transfer, it is also on the other hand subject to strict government regulation. The conflict between freedom and control naturally transcends the commercial space where ICT is developed and used. This workshop brings together scholars of the Chinese ICT industry to present and discuss issues related to business networks, technological development, ICT regions and the impact of institutional structures on ICT development (see abstracts for a more detailed description of the presentations). The workshop presentations are open to the public.

Ju Liu, Lund University
Tommy Shih, Lund University
Cassandra Wang, Zhejiang University
Emily Xu, Gothenburg University

More information: http://www.ace.lu.se/activities/ict-industry-in-china

Venue: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, Alfa 1, Ideon, Room 1010

For further information please contact Dr. Tommy Shih (tommy.shih@fek.lu.se)

Workshop: Institutions, networks and the ICT industry in China


June 5, 2014