Note: Paper copy only
Information technology (IT), the knowledge economy, a new economic paradigm - these are the buzzwords of the day as the world enters the new millennium. This study by APEC looks behind the headlines to examine what these concepts and phenomena really mean in the Atlantic context, and what they bode for the region's future.
Undeniably, the Atlantic economy is undergoing profound and rapid change. The region's computer and software sector in general - and IT firms in particular - have seen exponential growth, while the adoption of knowledge-based technologies transforms established sectors as well. APEC researchers have been tracking these trends over recent years, analyzing the region's comparative performance and identifying the factors which impact on that performance. This volume, the first in a new series being launched by APEC, brings together the results of their efforts and makes them available to a wider audience.
The emergence of the knowledge economy worldwide is at once a challenge and an opportunity for the region. APEC's solid research and analysis provides the basis for an essential dialogue between government and industry on the pollicies and strategies needed to ensure that Atlantic Canada acts on the opportunities the knowledge economy offers.