Exploring How Public Policies on ICTs Could Contribute to Economic Growth in Greece

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Department of Regional Development, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece

2 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece


In the public discussion on the economic problem of Greece and in the search of causes of the way out from the current crisis, a sector that is absent is the dimension of: technology and innovation combined with the knowledge of the institutions/mechanisms that exploit and promote them. The Greek economy faces a double problem. Apart from the crucial fiscal problem, there is a very important problem as for its place in the international distribution of work (situation of strategic enclosing called “stuck in the middle”). The information and modern communication technologies (ICTs) in conjunction with the General Secretary of Digital Policy and the “Information Society” organization, that promote them, could contribute considerably in the solution of the problem. In the present study, we attempt to describe briefly the use and the functional exploitation of ICTs.