Transforming Enterprise: The Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology / Edition 1

Transforming Enterprise: The Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology / Edition 1

by William H. Dutton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262042215

ISBN-13: 9780262042215

Pub. Date: 12/01/2004

Publisher: MIT Press

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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262042215
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
12/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
528
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface
Technological innovation in organizations and their ecosystems1
Continuity or transformation? : social and technical perspectives on information and communication technologies13
1Intangible assets and the economic impact of computers27
2Projecting productivity growth : lessons from the U.S. growth resurgence49
3The impacts of ICT on economic performance : an international comparison at three levels of analysis77
4New models of innovation and the role of information technologies in the knowledge economy113
5Using knowledge to transform enterprises131
6Transformation through cyberinfrastructure-based knowledge environments155
7Toward a network topology of enterprise transformation and innovation179
8IT-enabled growth nodes in Europe : concepts, issues, and research agenda199
9Supernetworks : paradoxes, challenges, and new opportunities229
10Transforming production in a digital era257
11Automotive informatics : information technology and enterprise transformation in the automobile industry283
12The role of information technology in transforming the personal computer industry313
13IT and the changing social division of labor : the case of electronics contract manufacturing335
14Public volunteer work on the Internet361
15The Internet and social transformation : reconfiguring access375
16Impersonal sociotechnical capital, ICTs, and collective action among strangers399
17The tech-enabled networked home : an analysis of current trends and future promise413
18The social impact of the Internet : a 2003 update437
19Charting digital divides : comparing socioeconomic, gender, life stage, and rural-urban Internet access and use in five countries467
AppIntroductory address501
AppKeynote address503
AppKeynote address509

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