Information and Communication Technologies - Visions and Realities

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorWilliam H. DuttonbyMalcolm Peltu

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Information and Communication Technologies: Visions and Realities illuminates the social and economic implications of advances in information and communication technologies. It has been written and edited to reach a broad audience across the social sciences interested in constructive ways ofthinking about the social dynamics of the revolution in digital media. Based on a decade of research undertaken by the UK's Programme on Information and Communication Technologies (PICT), this book explains* how social factors influence technological innovation and convergence;* why organizations seek to transform work, services, and management;* ways in which households domesticate new media;* how public policy andregulation shape the impact of technology on employment, media concentration, privacy, and access in an information society.The thirty contributors include leading figures in the field.

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Information and Communication Technologies: Visions and Realities illuminates the social and economic implications of advances in information and communication technologies. It has been written and edited to reach a broad audience across the social sciences interested in constructive ways ofthinking about the social dynamics of the rev...

William H. Dutton is at University of Southern California, Los Angeles.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:484 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198774966

ISBN - 13:9780198774969

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This book provides an interesting overview to the whole range of ICT technologies and their context of use. The volume makes a useful contribution to both theoretical and practical issues in terms of policy formation. The significance of this book is in its contemporary importance. - NiallHayes. Organization.