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Understanding the Digital Economy: Data, Tools, and Research

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  • Erik Brynjolfsson
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    (MIT Sloan School of Management)

  • Brian Kahin
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    (University of Michigan)

Abstract

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.

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  • Erik Brynjolfsson & Brian Kahin (ed.), 2002. "Understanding the Digital Economy: Data, Tools, and Research," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262523302, January.
  • Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:0262523302
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    1. Karima Kourtit & Peter Nijkamp & Eveline S. Van Leeuwen & Frank Bruinsma, 2011. "Evaluation of cyber-tools in cultural tourism," International Journal of Sustainable Development, Inderscience Enterprises Ltd, vol. 14(3/4), pages 179-205.
    2. Franz Huber & Francesco Rentocchini & Thomas Wainwright, 2016. "Open Innovation: Revealing and Engagement in Open Data Organisations," SPRU Working Paper Series 2016-19, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex.

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    Keywords

    e-commerce; digital economy; information technology;

    JEL classification:

    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights

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