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Transforming Global Information and Communication MarketsThe Political Economy of Innovation

Transforming Global Information and Communication Markets: The Political Economy of Innovation

Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012850
eISBN:
9780262255066
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012850.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Innovation in information and communication technology (ICT) fuels the growth of the global economy. How ICT markets evolve depends on politics and policy, and since the 1950s, periodic overhauls of ... More

Venture LaborWork and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Venture Labor: Work and the Burden of Risk in Innovative Industries

Gina Neff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017480
eISBN:
9780262301305
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017480.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

In the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, employees of Internet startups took risks—left well-paying jobs for the chance of striking it rich through stock options (only to end up unemployed a year ... More

Working-Class Network SocietyCommunication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The idea of the “digital divide,” the great social division between information haves and have-nots, has dominated policy debates and scholarly analysis since the 1990s. This book describes a more ... More

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