In October 1997, the chief executive of Hong Kong announced that the government take a deviation from the traditional non-interventionist stance on the role of “mediator” in the development of Hong Kong’s National Information Infrastructure (NII). This case describes Hong Kong’s status as a world trade center and the benefits of the NII in maintaining competitive advantage. Given the various task forces of the government in order recommendations are presented. How should the government pl … Read more »

In October 1997, the chief executive of Hong Kong announced that the government take a deviation from the traditional non-interventionist stance on the role of “mediator” in the development of Hong Kong’s National Information Infrastructure (NII). This case describes Hong Kong’s status as a world trade center and the benefits of the NII in maintaining competitive advantage. Given the various task forces of the government in order recommendations are presented. How should the government play their “facilitating” role in bringing together a coherent NII? Teaching Purpose: To expose students to the range of issues addressed, NII must be considered when formulating a policy for the development of an economy. The case focuses on the unique political climate in Hong Kong and can be used as an example of a non-interventionist role of the state. The case focuses on the unique political climate in Hong Kong and can be used as an example of a non-interventionist role of the state.
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Ali F. Farhoomand,
Pauline Ng
Source: University of Hong Kong
22 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1998. Prod #: HKU017-PDF-ENG
Hong Kong National Information Infrastructure HBR case solution

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