Technology case study: Virtual lifestyles and sustainable economic development

Dawood MAMOON

Abstract


Abstract. The paper analyses the opportunity cyber space and virtual technologies provide for improvement of lifestyles of rural and urban poor in developing countries. The paper floats the term ‘virtual tourism’ that suggests that developing countries can connect with each other and the developed world through world wide web and provide opportunities of cultural, economic and social exchange between populations through development and facilitation of locally developed virtual applications and technologies that has partly created the social media outlets like face book and Twitter and commerce spaces like Amazon and Ali Baba.

Keywords. Information technology, Sustainable development, Virtual tourism.

JEL. F63, Q10, Q56.

Keywords


Information Technology; Sustainable Development; Virtual Tourism.

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References


Cornia, G.A., & Court, J. (2001). Inequality, growth and poverty in the era of liberalisation and globalisation, Policy Brief, No.4, WIDER, The United Nations University.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1453/jel.v5i1.1492

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