1988 volume 20(10) pages 1311 – 1321

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Gillespie A, Williams H, 1988, "Telecommunications and the reconstruction of regional comparative advantage" Environment and Planning A 20(10) 1311 – 1321

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Telecommunications and the reconstruction of regional comparative advantage

A Gillespie, H Williams

Received 16 October 1987

Abstract. The purpose in this paper is to illustrate the ways in which telecommunications -- seen within an information economy perspective -- is coming to assume a central status both in the process of economic development and in the redefinition of spatial relationships. This increasing centrality poses major challenges for the regulatory environments within which telecommunications-based innovations are being shaped. Further, a number of questions are raised by these developments concerning the changing nature of regional comparative advantage in an increasingly internationalised information economy.

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