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Markets, Globalization & Development Review

Abstract

While scholar and policymakers have realized the importance of information and communication technologies in economic development, relatively less attention has been given to the role of cybersecurity. This research sheds light on issues associated with the "dark side" of digitization in the Global South. We examine the hollowness in the Global South’s digitization initiatives that is associated with a poor cybersecurity. The article also advances our understanding of how institutional and structural characteristics of the Global South influence cybersecurity.

Author Bio

Nir Kshetri is Professor at The University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Nir has authored seven books. His 2014 book Global Entrepreneurship: Environment and Strategy (Routledge: New York) was selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine. Nir has also published about 100 articles in various journals.

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DOI

10.23860/MGDR-2016-01-02-03