How Societies Embrace Information Technology: Lessons for Management and the Rest of Us
This book discusses how computers are shaping contemporary society, with a tight focus on the role of corporations and governments. It is aimed at government policymakers interested in economic development and at private-sector managers who routinely make decisions to acquire and use information technology, now a worldwide expenditure of over $2 trillion annually. The book will also interest a wide range of academics concerned with the sociology, history, economics, and the effects of IT on contemporary society, ands to the general trade market.
2 How Computers Spread Around the World So Fast
3 How Governments Leverage Information Technologies to Improve Their National Economies
4 How Managers and Officials Decide What Technology to Use
5 Adding Up the Results So Far Do We Now Live in the Information Age?
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