Information Society Outlook
Information Society Outlook / L. Gokhberg and C. Leonard (eds.). Moscow: National Research University — Higher School of Economics (HSE), 2012 — 96 p. — 250 copies. — ISBN 978-5-7218-1276-7
Leonid Gokhberg and Carol Leonard
The data book is published for the first time by the Institute for Statistical Studies and conomics of Knowledge (ISSEK), National Research University — Higher School of Economics (HSE). It offers international comparisons of information society indicators: ICT infrastructure, ICT sector, international trade of ICT goods and services, ICT usage by households, individuals, enterprises, the public sector, and the social sphere. The special section comprises information society indicators by regions of the Russian Federation.
The data book includes information of the Federal Service for State Statistics, Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of the Russian Federation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Eurostat, International Telecommunications Union (ITU), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), World Economic Forum and results of national representative surveys of Russia’s adult population, implemented in the project «Monitoring of Innovative Behaviour of the Population» in framework of the HSE Basic Research Programme in 2009 and 2010 by HSE ISSEK and the methodological and analytical studies of the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge, National Research University — Higher School of Economics.
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