BN.com Gift Guide

Understanding the Digital Economy: Data, Tools, and Research

Paperback (Print)
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.34
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 85%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $4.34   
  • New (4) from $21.79   
  • Used (5) from $4.34   

Overview

The rapid growth of electronic commerce, along with changes in information, computing, and communications, is having a profound effect on the United States economy. President Clinton recently directed the National Economic Council, in consultation with executive branch agencies, to analyze the economic implications of the Internet and electronic commerce domestically and internationally, and to consider new types of data collection and research that could be undertaken by public and private organizations.This book contains work presented at a conference held by executive branch agencies in May 1999 at the Department of Commerce. The goals of the conference were to assess current research on the digital economy, to engage the private sector in developing the research that informs investment and policy decisions, and to promote better understanding of the growth and socioeconomic implications of information technology and electronic commerce. Aspects of the digital economy addressed include macroeconomic assessment,organizational change, small business, access, market structure and competition, and employment and the workforce.

Read More Show Less

What People Are Saying

From the Publisher
"This comprehensive and penetrating collection frames and answers many of the most important questions of economics raised by cyberspace andits regulation.

This book is a critical resource to anyone wanting to understand the economics of online behavior and online life." -Lawrence Lessig, Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

"This comprehensive and penetrating collection frames and answers many of the most importance questions of economics raised by cyberspace and its regulation.

This book is a critical resource to anyone wanting to understand the economics of online behavior and online life." Lawrence Lessig, Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor forEntrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262523301
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 372
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Erik Brynjolfsson, Schussel Family Professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business, is the coeditor of Understanding the Digital Economy: Data, Tools, and Research (MIT Press).

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.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

All of the
following chapters are available in PDF format. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader (free software)
Introduction
Erik Brynjolfsson and Brian Kahin
The Macroeconomic Perspective
Measuring the Digital
Economy
John Haltiwanger and Ron S. Jarmin
GDP and the Digital
Economy: Keeping up with the Changes
Brent R. Moulton
Understanding Digital
Technology's Evolution and the Path of Measured Productivity Growth:
Present and Future in the Mirror of the Past
Paul A. David
Market Structure, Competition, and the Role of Small
Business
Understanding
Digital Markets: Review and Assessment
Michael D. Smith, Joseph Bailey, and Erik Brynjolfsson
Market Structure in the
Network Age
Hal R. Varian
The Evolving Structure
of Commercial Internet Markets
Shane Greenstein
Small Companies in the Digital
Economy
Sulin Ba, Andrew B. Whinston, and Han Zhang
Small Business,
Innovation, and Public Policy in the Information Technology Industry
Josh Lerner
Employment, Workforce, and Access
Technological Change,
Computerization, and the Wage Structure
Lawrence F. Katz
The Growing Digital
Divide: Implications for an Open Research Agenda
Donna L. Hoffman and Thomas P. Novak
Extending Access to the
Digital Economy to Rural and Developing Regions
Heather E. Hudson
Organizational Change
IT and Organizational
Change in Digital Economies: A Sociotechnical Approach
Rob Kling and Roberta Lamb
Organizational Change and
the Digital Economy: A Computational Organization SciencePerspective
Kathleen M. Carley
The Truth Is Not Out
There: An Enacted View of the "Digital Economy"
Wanda J. Orlikowski and C. Suzanne Iacono
Contributors
Index
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)