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James, Jeffrey 1949-

Overview
Works: 131 works in 411 publications in 2 languages and 5,889 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Internet videos  History  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Director, Editor, Cinematographer , Arranger, dgs, Performer, Other
Classifications: HC59.72.I55, 338.06
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey James
Technological systems and development by Jeffrey James( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book explores the notion of a technological system and more specifically the distinction between modern and traditional technological systems. Using highly disaggregated data for a range of sectors and developing countries we have applied this distinction to micro - as well as macro-economic policy issues. By identifying distinct systems of technology in a multisectoral model of the economy we have been able to quantify certain aspects of those systems within a rigorous conceptual framework. The relationship between income distribution, the choice of technology and its subsequent impact is examined in detail
Consumption, globalization, and development by Jeffrey James( Book )

30 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book Jeffrey James deals with some of the most important and controversial aspects of the relationship between consumption and globalization in developing countries. Part One assesses the welfare effects of globalization on different groups of consumers, using an analytical framework that departs substantially from the assumptions of traditional consumption theory. Part Two deals with the effect of globalization on local products and cultures in developing countries and the potential afforded by the growth of the mass media to alleviate a number of social problems in those countries. The author argues that instead of the welfare gains associated with traditional theory, globalization may often lead to frustration and disappointment among consumers; that it does not invariably displace local products and that, in combination with social marketing, it offers new ways of addressing acute social problems."--Jacket
The transition to egalitarian development : economic policies for structural change in the Third World by Keith B Griffin( Book )

15 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Consumer choice in the Third World : a study of the welfare effects of advertising and new products in a developing country by Jeffrey James( Book )

16 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information technology and development : a new paradigm for delivering the Internet to rural areas in developing countries by Jeffrey James( )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jeffrey James brings together previously fragmented literatures to break new ground in Internet intermediation. Information Technology and Development will interest development economists and practitioners in equal amounts."--Jacket
The Economics of new technology in developing countries by Frances Stewart( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technology, globalization and poverty by Jeffrey James( Book )

12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author first illustrates how the impact of information technology on globalization can be conceptualized in terms of transaction costs, product proliferation and mechanisms of cumulative causation. He finds that globalization tends to benefit a relatively small group of rich individuals, firms and countries. Consequently he suggests policy measures through which information technology can be used to lessen, rather than exacerbate, the digital divide. He goes on to argue that even if the proposed measures are reasonably successful, considerable attention will still need to be paid to conventional technologies and, in particular, to the promotion of technologies that will benefit the poorest groups in the developing nations. Finally, the author looks in detail at technology policy in sub-Saharan Africa, a region which has profited least by new technologies such as email and the Internet
Globalization, information technology and development by Jeffrey James( Book )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The impact of globalization and the development of information technology are two of the most important themes for understanding the international economy and the prospects of developing countries today. Jeffrey James assesses and develops the insights of the often separate literatures on these subjects, to show that globalization and information technology are mutually dependent." "The central insight is the notion that globalization is mainly a technological phenomenon driven by influences exerted on international trade and foreign investment by various forms of information technology."--BOOK JACKET
Technology, institutions, and government policies by Jeffrey James( Book )

19 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of mobile phones on poverty and inequality in developing countries by Jeffrey James( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and German and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book investigates at both the micro- and macroeconomic levels the impact of mobile phones on poverty and inequality in developing countries. To gauge the effects of mobile phones on these aspects, the author refers to the standard concept of technology adoption and also analyses the actual utilization of mobile phones as a means of communication and the degree to which they have supplanted fixed-line phones. Readers will learn why the substitution effect is stronger among poor than rich users and why the benefits of some mobile phone projects are confined to the local or village level, while in other projects the gains can be felt throughout the economy as a whole
The state, technology and industrialization in Africa by Jeffrey James( Book )

14 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Technological behaviour of public enterprises in developing countries : a study prepared for the International Labour Office within the framework of the World Employment Programme by International Labour Office( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bridging the global digital divide by Jeffrey James( Book )

10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to many observers, the global digital divide - the extent to which information technology is benefiting developed as opposed to developing countries - has already established itself as the single most pervasive theme of the 21st century. The purpose of this book is to explore some of the ways in which this divide can be overcome both within and between nations. Employing a rigorous analytical framework, the author bases his analysis on the concept of international technological dualism. He argues that one possible solution to the problem is the availability of affordable technologies
Technological systems and development by Jeffrey James( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving traditional rural technologies by Jeffrey James( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Digital interactions in developing countries : an economic perspective by Jeffrey James( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeffrey James is one of the relatively few academics to have systematically taken on the topic of IT and development. In this timely book he undertakes a methodological critique of prominent topics in the debate. Challenging the existing literature by international and governmental institutions, the book looks not only at the digital divide but also at issues such as digital preparedness, leapfrogging and low-cost computers. James also raises important issues which have been largely neglected in the literature, such as the implications for poverty in developing countries and the macroeconomics of mobile phones. The book argues that benefits from IT are captured in a different form in developing as opposed to developed countries. In the latter, gains come from technology ownership and use, whereas in the former, benefits cannot be captured as much in this way because ownership is more limited. Interestingly, the author shows that developing countries have responded to this distinction with a series of local innovations which are often low-cost and pro-poor. This finding contradicts the widely held view that poor countries are unable to generate major innovations within their own borders. Accessible and clearly written, this book will be of great interest to scholars of development economics and development studies, and is relevant to both policy-makers and academics
Life in Australia Series: Adelaide( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in Undetermined and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the South Australian capital of Adelaide in the mid 1960s. Legally required acknowledgements for publication: An Australian National Film Board Production. Produced for the Department of Immigration by the Australian Commonwealth Film Unit. Copyright - 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Sustainable growth in the African economy : how durable is Africa's recent performance? by Jeffrey James( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current growth path in sub-Saharan Africa is not following the Lewis model where labour moves from low-productivity agriculture to higher productivity manufacturing. Instead, it is moving directly to inappropriate (import and labour-saving) methods. This book seeks to show how this distorted growth process leaves out the major resource of these countries - labour - and ends up creating unstable employment and underemployment, leading to inequality and poverty. In this way it demonstrates how the entire growth process may be rendered unstable and unsustainable. Sustainable Growth in the African Economy considers whether the relatively rapid growth of recent years can be maintained or improved upon, with a focus on the process of industrialisation. Basing itself on a well-known dual-economy model, the proposed book focuses on several major problems of industrialisation, which has long been seen as the means of structural change in an economy which begins from a low income level. The book considers how the future trajectory of sub-Saharan Africa compares to recent success stories on other continents, and explains how factors such as rapid population growth and capital and import-intensive technology in manufacturing could foreshadow future social and political problems. This book will be essential reading to students and policymakers who are concerned with the existing pattern of African growth
Saint Patrick : the man, the myth( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 385 A.D. to a wealthy family in Britain, Patrick was kidnapped at 15 and enslaved for six years as a shepherd in Ireland. He escaped back to Britain, but later returned to Ireland determined to convert the people to Christianity"--Container
Life in Australia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Made by the Department of Immigration in the mid 1960s to entice immigrants from Great Britain, this film shows an idyllic picture of life in the South Australian capital of Adelaide in the mid 1960s
 
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The transition to egalitarian development : economic policies for structural change in the Third World
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The transition to egalitarian development : economic policies for structural change in the Third WorldInformation technology and development : a new paradigm for delivering the Internet to rural areas in developing countriesTechnology, globalization and povertyGlobalization, information technology and developmentTechnology, institutions, and government policiesBridging the global digital divide
Alternative Names
James, J. 1949-

Jeffrey James Australian television presenter

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Languages
English (221)

German (1)