Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era

Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era

Georgios Doukidis (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece), Nikolaos Mylonopoulos (Athens Laboratory of Business Administration, Greece) and Nancy Pouloudi (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)
Release Date: July, 2003|Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 350|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-158-2
ISBN13: 9781591401582|ISBN10: 1591401585|EISBN13: 9781591401599|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781591402671
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The advent of the Information Society is marked by the explosive penetration of information technologies in all aspects of life and by a related fundamental transformation in every form of the organization. Researchers, business people and policy makers have recognized the importance of addressing technological, economic and social impacts in conjunction. For example, the rise and fall of the dot-com hype depended a lot on the strength of the business model, on the technological capabilities available to firms and on the readiness of the society and economy at large sustain a new breed of business activity. However, it is notoriously difficult to examine the cross-impacts of social, economic and technological aspects of the Information Society. This kind of work requires multidisciplinary work and collaboration on a wide range of skills. Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era addresses this challenge by assembling the latest thinking of leading researchers and policy makers. The book covers all key subject areas of the Information Society an presents innovative business models, case studies, normative theories and social explanations

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The emerging Digital Era is mainly driven by developments like Internet and other related technologies. In order to utilize the technological achievements for the well-being of our societies an open and interdisciplinary debate is crucial. This book addresses highly relevant social and economic issues and thus is a very valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion about transformation in the Digital Era. -- Dr. Hans-Dieter Zimmermann, CCEM Competence Center Electronic Markets, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland Profound technological changes have consistently puzzled the affected societies. While some people developed high hopes and even utopias, others - with the same passion and conviction - voiced their concerns and opposition. In order to ground a balanced societal response, research is needed that taps into the knowledge and experience of various disciplines and puts it into a historical context. George Doukidis, Nikos Mylonopoulos and Nancy Pouloudi have undertaken the daunting and at times mind-boggling task to compile a book of current thinking and responses to the (ongoing) digital transformation. This is highly commendable and the result is strongly recommended.

– Dr. Stefan Klein, University College Dublin, Ireland

Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era provides a comprehensive and provoking analysis of the impact of digital technologies on businesses, societies, and individuals. It offers insights into when digital technologies will be used or not be used. I highly recommend this book.

– Eric van Heck, Professor of Electronic Markets, Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management

In the sea of technological optimism and one-sided e-business management publications, this book stands out in providing an insightful, multifaceted picture, invaluable for organizational, inter-organizational and social governance. It provides a unique collection of insights.

– Niels Bjørn-Andersen, Director of Center for Electronic Commerce, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Social and Economic Transformation in the Digital Era is a highly topical book long overdue. In dealing with key issues of a socio-political nature, and highlighting policy implications, this book covers aspects of the Information Age that often go unremarked. Of course Information and Communication Technologies have had and will continue to have considerable impacts on organizations and the manner in which business is conducted. But there's much more to it than that and this book helps to fill the gap."

– Robert D Galliers, Ph.D., Provost, Bentley College, USA

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

For the last ten years, Professor Doukidis has led the ELTRUN Research Group (www.eltrun.aueb.gr) , one of the largest and most innovative research and development groups in e-Business in European Business Schools, with 35 researchers and ten current large European projects with more than 40 research and development groups. The expertise of ELTRUN spans the whole ranges of new economy applications and services, from digital interactive television to knowledge management and from mobile commerce business models and strategies to employment studies in the Information Economy. Professor Doukidis has taught at the London School of Economics and since 1995 he has been a Visiting Professor at Brunel University in the UK and is currently National Director of the Global eManagement MBA Program (GeM) and Head of the Department of Management Science & Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has published more than 100 papers and 12 books.
Nikolaos A. Mylonopoulos is Assistant Professor of Information Systems at ALBA (Athens Laboratory of Business Administration). He holds a PhD from Warwick Business School and has taught at Loughborough University Business School, Warwick Business School, Birkbeck College (University of London) and the Athens University of Economics and Business. He is Affiliate Professor of Electronic Business at the Bordeaux School of Management, France. His work has been published in international refereed journals and conferences, including the International Transactions in OR, the Communications of the ACM, and the International Journal of Electronic Commerce. He has served as guest editor for the British Journal of Management, the Journal of the OR Society and the Journal of Knowledge and Process Management and is co-editor of the International Journal of Information Technology Education. Recently he co-organized the Third European Conference on Organizational Knowledge, Learning and Capabilities and was Program Chair of the First International Conference on Mobile Business. Dr. Mylonopoulos has been actively involved in over ten national and European funded research projects in the areas of telematics, electronic business, mobile business and recently eBusiness in Eastern Europe. He has served on various national advisory boards and committees and has consulted large organizations.
Athanasia (Nancy) Pouloudi teaches and researches in organizational and social issues in information systems implementation, stakeholder analysis, electronic commerce and knowledge management, with more than 70 papers in academic journals and international conferences in these areas. In addition to her involvement in various research projects, she has acted as coordinator in a recently completed European Project, entitled E-FACTORS: A Thematic Network on E-Business Models (IST-2001-34868). She is assistant professor of Management Information Systems in the Department of Management Science and Technology of the Athens University of Economics and Business. Previously she has worked as lecturer in Information Systems at Brunel University, Visiting Fellow at Erasmus University and the University of Hawaii and teaching assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where she obtained a Ph.D. in "Stakeholder Analysis for Interorganisational Systems in Healthcare".