Digital Communities in a Networked Society

Digital Communities in a Networked Society

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Digital Communities in a Networked Society: e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Government deals with the accelerating evolution in the computerization of society. This evolution, or should we call it a revolution, is dominantly driven by the Internet, and documented by the novelties introduced, year by year, by Information and Communication Technologies. The application fields of those technologies are expanding constantly, transferring high benefits for the users - human beings (clients, consumers, citizens) and organizations. In Electronic Business, enterprises build production networks and proceed to expressive reorganization of their internal activities. And in Electronic Government, still in its infancy, practically all nations in the world - rich or poor - search for the way to use ICT to reach efficiency and to eliminate old problems such as corruption. It is not yet possible to foresee the impacts for the citizen but, for sure, the old democracy is being reshaped.The book contains recent results of research and development in the areas of: -E-government, -Business models of e-applications, -Innovative structures in the internet, -Auctions and e-payment, -Future aspects of communication, -Internet ...

Title:Digital Communities in a Networked Society
Author:Manuel J. Mendes, Reima Suomi, Carlos Passos
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2004-04-21


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