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This book discusses how computers are shaping contemporary society, with a tight focus on the role of corporations and governments. It is aimed at government policymakers interested in economic development and at private-sector managers who routinely make decisions to acquire and use information technology, now a worldwide expenditure of over $2 trillion annually. The book will also interest a wide range of academics concerned with the sociology, history, economics, and the effects of IT on contemporary society, ands to the general trade market.Content: Chapter 1 Introducing the Big Picture (pages 1–26): Chapter 2 How Computers Spread Around the World So Fast (pages 27–70): Chapter 3 How Governments Leverage Information Technology to Improve Their National Economies (pages 71–127): Chapter 4 How Managers and Officials Decide What Technology to Use (pages 129–161): Chapter 5 Adding Up the Results So Far: Do We Now Live in the Information Age? (pages 163–190): Chapter 6 An Expanding Role for Scientists and Engineers (pages 191–222): Chapter 7 Looking Down the Road into the Twenty?First Century (pages 223–256): Chapter 8 Keeping Up: Bibliographic Essay (pages 257–266):
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