Robin Mansell (ed)
Oxford University Press (February 2002)
What does it mean to live and work inside the information and communication technology revolution? This book focuses on the emerging patterns of social and technical interaction shaped by the digital technologies of the knowledge economy. The authors look at the places and spaces where digital technologies are in use and assess their benefits and drawbacks. Studies of on- and off-line interactions between individuals and of collective attempts to govern and manage the new technologies show that the communication revolution is essentially about people, social organisation, adaptation and control, not just technologies.
The authors draw upon cognitive, economic, management, political and sociological theories to provide insights into the acceptance of and resistance to interactions made possible by the internet; information and communication systems in the newspaper, insurance and banking industries; electronic commerce services; and other applications such as geographic information systems
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