National information technology policy in a globalized world: Building an IT workforce for Venezuela

Edgar A. Maldonado, Andrea H. Tapia

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Abstract

In this paper we examine the effects of globalization on national level information technology (IT) policy. We compare national-level IT policies leading toward the development of a national-level information economy. We examine the IT policies from two long-established, successful, developed countries, Japan and Germany, distilling common policy elements. We then compare those elements to the newly created IT policy for the developing country of Venezuela, which is making the first, tentative steps toward developing an internal IT workforce. This new policy stresses the need for technological independence in a globalizing world and creation and maintenance of highly trained IT human resources. Due to the recent oil boom, Venezuela has claimed economic power and has the potential to provide Venezuela with opportunities that nations in similar stages of development do not have. Most importantly we stress the need for Venezuela to create national-level IT policy that fits it own needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference
Subtitle of host publicationThe Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007
Pages66-75
Number of pages10
DOIs
StatePublished - May 15 2007
Event2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Apr 19 2007Apr 21 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007
Volume2007

Other

Other2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period4/19/074/21/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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    Maldonado, E. A., & Tapia, A. H. (2007). National information technology policy in a globalized world: Building an IT workforce for Venezuela. In Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007 (pp. 66-75). [1235015] (Proceedings of the 2007 ACM SIGMIS Computer Personnel Research Conference: The Global Information Technology Workforce, SIGMIS-CPR 2007; Vol. 2007). https://doi.org/10.1145/1235000.1235015