"A Green and Socially Equitable Direction for the ICT Paradigm"
This paper takes up Chris Freeman's challenge of facing the environmental limits with science, technology and innovation in order to keep open the possibilities of the developing world along a sustainable "green" growth path. It analyses the differences between the energy intensive paradigm of mass production and consumerism in mid-20th Century and the potential shift to sustainability generally provided by the ICT revolution. It then focuses on the developing world and examines the changes in the global market context that are creating windows of opportunity for local innovation, social inclusion and green growth. It finally discusses the alliances and conditions for taking full advantage of the available transformative potential.
The paradigm shift and the new context for production and innovation3. The new power of the emerging and developing countries
The crisis and the need for an active State
The space of opportunity for a global positive-sum game
The technological potential and the tasks ahead
A possible route leading to an all inclusive golden age
Is ICT compatible with “green”?
Guiding production innovation - growth and the environment
The paradigm shift and the conditions for development:4. A Global Green New Deal for the people and for the planet
How to understand the new possibilities for inclusion?
An example: a dual integrated strategy for natural resource producers
‘Leapfrogging’ and catching-up in the current world
A transformative alliance
Global converging actions
'...the book fills an important gap in the literature on business cycles and innovations. I most strongly commend it to all those attempting to understand the past and future evolution of technology and the economy.'
Christopher Freeman, Emeritus Professor, SPRU,
University of Sussex, UK
'...Carlota Perez shows us that historically technological revolutions arrive with remarkable regularity, and that economies react to them in predictable phases. Her argument provides much needed perspective not just on history, but on our own times. And especially on our own information revolution.'
W. Brian Arthur, Santa Fe Institute, New Mexico