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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Electronic Commerce and Music Business Development in Jamaica: A Portal to the New Economy? (UNCTAD/ITE/TEB/8) (2002) (full-text).


This paper emerged out of the findings of the Jamaican Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) Review (UNCTAD, 1999), which examined the National System of Innovation (NSI) in Jamaica. One important element of the STIP Review was the Jamaican music industry. Although the Jamaican music sector represents a vibrant and dynamic sector of the Jamaican economy, it did not possess the technological assets or capabilities required to produce and export the final product at competitive market prices. Electronic commerce presented a critical opportunity for expansion and development of the commercial dimensions of this sector at relatively low cost, particularly with regard to the promotion and marketing of music-related products and services.