Challenging Conventional Views on Mobile Telecommunications
Investment: Evidence from Conflict Zones
New paper at: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/research/publications/wp/di/short/di_sp09.pdf
We question conventional views on investment climates with a study of
mobile telecommunications in three insecure states that score very
badly in the World Governance Index: Afghanistan, DRC and Somalia.
Data is limited but suggests insecurity and "bad governance" may not
be the barriers to investment that are normally supposed. Indeed, it
is possible – at least for this type of digital technology – that they
may encourage investment.