We have a new publication out that summarises some of our Geonet research to-date. You can download the full paper here, or get a free open-access version at the link below: Graham, M., Ojanpera, S., Anwar, M. A., and Friederici, N. 2017. Digital Connectivity and African Knowledge Economies. Questions de Communication. 32. 345-360. Abstract: Connectivity throughout… Read More »
Earlier this month, I was on a panel at re:publica titled ‘Perspectives from developing countries – It’s the End of the work as we know It (and I feel fine)!’. Half of the panel is in German, but if you (aren’t a German speaker) can skip through to the English-language parts.
A network that I am part of – the The Future of Work in Developing Countries initiative – has just put out a new publication titled ‘The Future of Work in the Global South’. You can download the full publication here. It also contains a piece by my colleagues and I on the potentials of… Read More »
I have a short piece in New Statesman about the rise of what I am calling a planetary labour market. I wrote it because this will be the first year in human history in which a majority of the world’s population is connected to the internet. The internet is therefore no longer a network that… Read More »
I’m happy to report on a new co-authored paper that I have out. The piece asks what difference changing connectivity has made for East African firms. The piece emerges from a multi-year study on Development and Broadband Internet Access in East Africa that evolved into the current ‘Geonet‘ project. Foster, C., Graham, M., Mann, L., Waema, T., and… Read More »
The Geonet team will attend next year’s Global Conference of Economic Geography (GCEG) in full strength, running two hopefully lively sessions. Both run under the larger theme “Digital Economies, Digital Connectivity, Digital Margins.” Papers can be submitted between 15 Nov 2017 and 15 March 2018 on the GCEG website (https://www.gceg2018.com). Digital Economies, Digital Connectivity,… Read More »
I have a new paper out in the Annals of the American Association of Geographers with Andrea Ballatore and Shilad Sen. In it, we ask (and empirically answer) questions about the the local-ness versus foreign-ness of content that Google serves up to people around the world. You can access the full paper below. Ballatore, A., Graham,… Read More »
I recently had the opportunity to give a plenary talk at the Global Conference on Economic Geography. The talk was part of a broader session on digital economies that Matthew Zook and I put together with Rebecca Enonchong, Robin Teigland, and Jack Qiu. My talk (that you can watch below) covered our research on information geographies, as… Read More »