The Y2K scare: causes, costs and cures

Quiggin, J. C. (2005) The Y2K scare: causes, costs and cures. Australian Journal of Public Administration, 64 3: 46-55. doi:10.1111/j.1467-8500.2005.00451.x

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Author Quiggin, J. C.
Title The Y2K scare: causes, costs and cures
Journal name Australian Journal of Public Administration   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0313-6647
Publication date 2005-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-8500.2005.00451.x
Volume 64
Issue 3
Start page 46
End page 55
Total pages 10
Editor John Wanna
Patrick Bishop
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Blackwell Publishing Asia
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
360201 Public Policy
Abstract The worldwide scare over the 'Y2K bug' resulted in the expenditure of hundreds of billions of dollars on Y2K compliance and conversion policies. Most of this expenditure can be seen, in retrospect, to have been unproductive or, at least, misdirected. In this article, the technological and institutional factors leading to the adoption of these policies are considered, along with suggestions as to how such policy failures could be avoided in future.
Keyword Public Administration
Q-Index Code C1

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