Business, Information Technology and Society

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Stephen D. Tansey
Routledge, 2003 - Business & Economics - 252 pages
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This comprehensive volume introduces the nature and the impact of the new information and communication technologies on business and society. Emphasizing the global impact, it draws upon examples from the USA, Europe, and Japan as well as the newly industrialized countries of the Pacific Rim. Applying a systems thinking approach, author Stephen D. Tansey covers:

  • the environment of computing
  • the IT industry, government and the information economy - and the recent development of e-government initiatives
  • the need to regulate computing
  • the role of IT in the workplace: its effect on organizations and jobs
  • the impact of IT on society at large.

Written for students studying business or IT, this book is an invaluable resource offering topical insights into the ways in which information technology is shaping our work and our lives. Without assuming any prior knowledge of either business or IT, this key text provides a unique, essential guide.

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User Review  - shdawson - LibraryThing

A lot of history, that is important to most people today. It helps to know how IT got where it is today, and why it impacts our live so much. The material presented is not stitched together well ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Stephen Tansey is Associate Senior Lecturer in Information Systems and Politics at Bournemouth University. Author of the Routledge book, Politics, The Basics a best seller now in its second edition. He has been teaching Information Technology and Business for twenty years.

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