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

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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: 12/1/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 528
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

William H. Dutton is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, and Professorial Fellow of Balliol College at the University of Oxford.

Brian Kahin is Senior Fellow at the Computer & Communications Industry Association in Washington, DC. He is also Research Investigator and Adjunct Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information and a special advisor to the Provost's Office. He is a coeditor of Transforming Enterprise (MIT Press, 2004) and many other books.

Ramon O'Callaghan is Professor of Information Systems and Management at the School of Economics and Business Administration, Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

Andrew W. Wyckoff is Head of the Economic Analysis and Statistics Division,Directorate for Science, Technology, and Industry, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Paris.

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Table of Contents

Technological innovation in organizations and their ecosystems 1
Continuity or transformation? : social and technical perspectives on information and communication technologies 13
1 Intangible assets and the economic impact of computers 27
2 Projecting productivity growth : lessons from the U.S. growth resurgence 49
3 The impacts of ICT on economic performance : an international comparison at three levels of analysis 77
4 New models of innovation and the role of information technologies in the knowledge economy 113
5 Using knowledge to transform enterprises 131
6 Transformation through cyberinfrastructure-based knowledge environments 155
7 Toward a network topology of enterprise transformation and innovation 179
8 IT-enabled growth nodes in Europe : concepts, issues, and research agenda 199
9 Supernetworks : paradoxes, challenges, and new opportunities 229
10 Transforming production in a digital era 257
11 Automotive informatics : information technology and enterprise transformation in the automobile industry 283
12 The role of information technology in transforming the personal computer industry 313
13 IT and the changing social division of labor : the case of electronics contract manufacturing 335
14 Public volunteer work on the Internet 361
15 The Internet and social transformation : reconfiguring access 375
16 Impersonal sociotechnical capital, ICTs, and collective action among strangers 399
17 The tech-enabled networked home : an analysis of current trends and future promise 413
18 The social impact of the Internet : a 2003 update 437
19 Charting digital divides : comparing socioeconomic, gender, life stage, and rural-urban Internet access and use in five countries 467
App Introductory address 501
App Keynote address 503
App Keynote address 509
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