Managing in the Information Economy: Current Research Issues / Edition 1by Uday Apte
There are two major trends visible in economies all over the world. The first trend, far along in developed countries, is the shift to a service economy. The second, also quite advanced in some countries but barely visible in others, is the shift to an information economy. The "information economy" refers to those sectors in the economy that are concerned with the… See more details below
There are two major trends visible in economies all over the world. The first trend, far along in developed countries, is the shift to a service economy. The second, also quite advanced in some countries but barely visible in others, is the shift to an information economy. The "information economy" refers to those sectors in the economy that are concerned with the production of information goods and services, including the creation of assets and technologies for processing and distributing information. In the US the information economy now dominates the private sector and this is also starting to happen with all developed countries. This is not just about the dot.com phenomenon and B2C transactions. The changes are much deeper and are permanent. In fact, the trends that are visible today suggest that all major economies are on their way to becoming information economies in terms of GNP shares.
Managing in the Information Economy: Current Research Issues presents the recent research directions that address the issue of management in this economy. The contributors include leading researchers with interests in a diverse set of topics. While the volume cannot give a complete and comprehensive picture, it can provide introductions to important areas, and point to some important topics for future research. Therefore the book begins with perspectives at the level of the economy as a whole and then progressively addresses industrial structure, sectors, functions (e-commerce) and business practices. Introductions to the main sections and the papers in each section are provided. The volume is organized around six sections: The Information Economy; Structure and the Organization of the Information Economy; Marketing and Ecommerce; Emerging Issues in the Information Economy; Operations in the Information Economy; and Empirical Studies of Business Practices. Please see the Table of Contents and Editor's Introduction for further details.
Table of Contents
Introductory note.- Current research on managing in the information economy.- Size, structure, and growth of the US information economy.- Information technology and the G7 economies.- Information systems outsourcing contracts: theory and evidence.- Managing network organizations in the knowledge economy: learning from success and failure.- Understanding sourcing as a strategic business: the risks and rewards of strategic sourcing and inter-firm alliances in India.- Personalization and technology-enabled marketing.- The real value of B2B: from commerce towards interaction and knowledge sharing.- Business-to-business electronic markets: does trading on new information create value, and for whom?.- Inter-organizational knowledge transfer as a source of innovation: the role of absorptive capacity and information management systems.- Research issues concerning ethics and the Internet: how can we live well in cyberspace?.- Status seeking and the design of online entertainment communities.- Service design, competition and market segmentation in business information services with data updates.- Channel strategy evolution in retail banking.- Information technology impact on business practices: the UCLA BIT project.- Information and communication technology in India and its impact on business sectors: a pilot study.- Firms and the digital technology in Italy: the network moves forward. Index.
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