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Genèse du discours sur la nouvelle économie aux États-Unis


  • Patrice Flichy


Discourse on the new economy is rooted in the shift from the original free, academic internet to the beginnings of today’s mass, commercial Internet. Some computer specialists tried to maintain the founding tradition by proposing an alternative economic model : freeware. Others, by contrast, saw the internet as a medium like any other for advertising and doing business. Lastly, certain members of the computing intelligentsia saw a « new economy » in cyberspace. This article analyses the origins of these three discourses on the basis of texts from the magazine Wired. Classification JEL : L86, M37, O33, O34

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  • Patrice Flichy, 2001. "Genèse du discours sur la nouvelle économie aux États-Unis," Revue économique, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 52(7), pages 379-399.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_527_0379

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    1. Alix Poels, 2016. "« Attrape-moi si tu peux » : Consommateurs ordinaires et rôle de la matérialité dans la pérennisation d'une pratique illégale de consommation," Post-Print hal-01385127, HAL.

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    JEL classification:

    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • M37 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Advertising
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes
    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital


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