The rapid decline in computing costs, the emergence of the Internet as a communication tool and the proliferation of day-to-day applications have profoundly affected the organisation of businesses and of personal life. Consequently, it has also affected greatly the functioning of the economy.
It has brought many benefits to consumers and businesses, but it has also generated new problems and policy issues. Policy makers struggle to respond to these new challenges.
Science Areas: Information Society
Keywords: ICT, industry