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Transforming Enterprise : Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology

Transforming Enterprise : Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology - 05 edition

Transforming Enterprise : Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology - 05 edition

ISBN13: 9780262042215

ISBN10: 0262042215

Transforming Enterprise : Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology by William H. Dutton - ISBN 9780262042215
Edition: 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: MIT Press
Published: 2005
International: No
Transforming Enterprise : Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology by William H. Dutton - ISBN 9780262042215

ISBN13: 9780262042215

ISBN10: 0262042215

Edition: 05

Summary

Innovators across all sectors of society are using information and communication technology to reshape economic and social activity. Even after the boom-and despite the bust-the process of structural change continues across organizational boundaries. Transforming Enterprise considers the implications of this change from a balanced, post-bust perspective. Original essays examine the impact on the economy as a whole and, in particular, the effect on productivity; the role of information technology in creating and using knowledge-especially knowledge that leads to innovation; and new organizational models, as seen in the interlocking and overlapping networks made possible by the Internet. The authors also analyze structural changes in specific sectors, including the effect of information technology on the automotive industry, demand-driven production and flexible value chains in the personal computer industry, and new models of outsourced manufacturing in the electronics industry. The final essays examine the societal implications of the diverse ways that information technologies are used-across individuals, groups, communities, and nations-and consider questions of access and the digital divide.

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