A very good reference work on the social aspects of Information Technology.

The Oxford Handbook of Information and Communication Technologies
Danny Quah, Roger Silverstone, Robin Mansell and Chrisanthi Avgerou ISBN13: 9780199266234
ISBN10: 0199266239

Hardback, 752 pages Apr 2007, Not Yet Published due Apr 15 2007 Price:$160.00 (06) Shipping Details Description Product Details Title Information Table of Contents

* The Challenges of ICTs , Robin Mansell, Chrisanthi Avgerou, Danny Quah, and Roger Silverstone
* Part I: The Knowledge Economy and ICTs. The ICT Paradigm , Chris Freeman
* Markets and Policies in New Knowledge Economies, William H. Melody
* Globalization of the ICT Labour Force , William Lazonick
* Productivity and ICTs: A Review of the Evidence , Mirko Draca, Raffaella Sadun, and John Van Reenen
* Economic Policy Analysis and the Internet: Coming to Terms with a Telecommunications Anomaly , Paul A. David
* The Diffusion of the Internet and the Geography of the Digital Divide in the United States , Shane Greenstein and Jeff Prince * The Economics of ICTs: Building Blocks and Implications , W. Edward Steinmueller
* ICTs and Communities in the 21st Century: Challenges and Perspectives , Joo-Young Jung, Sandra J. Ball-Rokeach, Yong-Chan Kim, and Sorin Adam Matei More…

Sorin Adam Matei

Sorin Adam Matei - Professor of Communication at Purdue University - studies the relationship between information technology and social groups. He published papers and articles in Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Information Society, and Foreign Policy. He is the author or co-editor of several books. The most recent is Structural differentation in social media. He also co-edited Ethical Reasoning in Big Data,Transparency in social media and Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: Theory and Methods (Computational Social Sciences) , all three the product of the NSF funded KredibleNet project. Dr. Matei's teaching portfolio includes online interaction, and online community analytics and development classes. His teaching makes use of a number of software platforms he has codeveloped, such as Visible Effort . Dr. Matei is also known for his media work. He is a former BBC World Service journalist whose contributions have been published in Esquire and several leading Romanian newspapers. In Romania, he is known for his books Boierii Mintii (The Mind Boyars), Idolii forului (Idols of the forum), and Idei de schimb (Spare ideas).

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