The tremendous growth in use of information technology (IT) has led to an increased interest in understanding its social and economic impacts. This book presents examples of crosscutting research that has been conducted to understand the impact of information technology on personal, community, and business activities. It explores ways in which the use of methodology from economics and social sciences contributes to important advances in understanding these impacts. The book discusses significant research issues and concerns and suggests approaches for fostering increased interdisciplinary research on the impacts of information technology and making the results of this research more accessible to the public and policymakers. This volume is expected to influence funding priorities and levels of support for interdisciplinary research of this kind.After many decades of increasing vertical integration of production and growth as a totem of success, many ... Young entrepreneurs who started little companies in their garages built novel ideas into huge companies and fortunes, ... Information Technology and Organizational Structure Both firms and markets can be thought of as sophisticated institutions for processing information about desires, costs, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Fostering Research on the Economic and Social Impacts of Information Technology|
|Author||:||Steering Committee on Research Opportunities Relating to Economic and Social Impacts of Computing and Communications, National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications|
|Publisher||:||National Academies Press - 1998-09-15|