International Diffusion and Innovation in IT

Exploring international diffusion and innovation issues in the information technologies.


The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology

CISTP Affiliate Mark Zackary Taylor directly challenges the dominant theory that institutions are the primary drivers of innovation in science and technology and shows that politics are the driving force that determines how the tools of institutions and policies will be used. Taylor brings together the current political and economic wisdom, and latest findings, about how and why nations become S&T leaders.


Program Directors

Dr. Seymour Goodman

Regents Professor; Professor of International Affairs and Computing; Co-Director, Center for International Strategy, Technology, & Policy (CISTP); Director Emeritus, Sam Nunn Security Program; & Adjunct Professor of History
Phone: 404.385.1461
E-mail: Seymour.Goodman [at]

Dr. Michael L. Best

Associate Professor of International Affairs and Computing & Director of the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society
Phone: 404.894.0298
E-mail: mikeb [at]

Affiliated Faculty

Dr. M. Zak Taylor

Associate Professor 
E-mail: mzak [at]