Fostering Research on the Economic and Social Impacts of Information Technology
National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications, Steering Committee on Research Opportunities Relating to Economic and Social Impacts of Computing and Communications
National Academies Press, Oct 15, 1998 - Computers - 228 pages
The tremendous growth in use of information technology (IT) has led to an increased interest in understanding its social and economic impacts. This book presents examples of crosscutting research that has been conducted to understand the impact of information technology on personal, community, and business activities. It explores ways in which the use of methodology from economics and social sciences contributes to important advances in understanding these impacts.