Wired for Innovation: How Information Technology is Reshaping the Economy

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Overview

A wave of business innovation is driving the productivity resurgence in the U.S.

economy. In Wired for Innovation, Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders describe how information technology directly or indirectly created this productivity explosion, reversing decades of slow growth. They argue that the companies with the highest level of returns to their technology investment are doing more than just buying technology; they are inventing new forms of organizational capital to become digital organizations. These innovations include a cluster of organizational and business-process changes, including broader sharing of information, decentralized decision-making, linking pay and promotions to performance, pruning of non-core products and processes, and greater investments in training and education.

Innovation continues through booms and busts. This book provides an essential guide for policy makers and economists who need to understand how information technology is transforming the economy and how it will create value in the coming decade.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Compact and insightful, Wired for Innovation provides a synthesis of the research on econometric analyses of information and communication technologies (ICT) that bear on organizational and industrial productivity." — Steve Sawyer, Journal of the AmericanSociety for Information Science and Technology

"If e-business had an oracle, Erik Brynjolfsson would be anointed." —BusinessWeek

"If you want to read just one book on digital economy, Wired forInnovation should be it. This easy-to-read, yet comprehensive and analytical handbook provides essential insights for understanding how and why information technology is transforming business and the economy. Anyone reading this book will come away understanding just how important and transformative the IT revolution has been, and will be in the future." Robert D.

Atkinson , President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, author ofThe Past and Future of America's Economy

"This is the scientific IT productivity research that CIOs have been waiting for."Leo Apotheker , CEO, SAP

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262013666
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2009
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.80 (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 DigitalEconomy: Data, Tools, and Research (MIT Press).

Adam Saunders is Assistant Professor in the Management Information Systems Division of theSauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.

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Table of Contents

1 Technology, Innovation, and Productivity in the Information Age 1

2 Measuring the Information Economy 15

3 IT's Contributions to Productivity and Economic Growth 41

4 Business Practices That Enhance Productivity 61

5 Organizational Capital 77

6 Incentives for Innovation in the Information Economy 91

7 Consumer Surplus 109

8 Frontier Research Opportunities 117

Notes 129

Bibliography 135

Index 149

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