This book provides an up-to-date account of the technologies, organizations, and dynamics which constitute the digital economy, and assesses the impacts they have on regions and communities
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"...this is a fine read for anyone teaching or doing research in communications or the geography of services. It would make an excellent supplement to undergraduate textbooks that typically pay woefully inadequate attention to an issue that is one of the defining facets of our era."
-- Annals of the Association of American Geographers, January 2009
"The Digital Economyis a well-written book on a topic currently of interest to geographers and those who are interested in the interconnections of science, technology, and society." -- Economic Geography, Vol. 86, No. 1,January 2010
"The book serves as a useful primer on IT and geography. It carefully balances review of theories and empirical work from existing literature with examples and case studies...Malecki and Moriset have largely succeeded in synthesizing a large and diverse literature in a concise, well-written text. Readers who wish to learn more about IT and regional development will find time reading this book well spent." -- Journal of Regional Science, VOL. 50, NO. 3, 2010
"The Digital Economy is awell-written,well-researched, and compelling look at the ways in which information technologies are reshaping economic space. Much effort has been spent by governments, academics, and development practitioners in trying to understand the role that technologies play in regional development, and this book offers a comprehensive insight into the key debates.The book is excellently referenced and draws on empirical and theoretical research from a range of fields without falling into the trap of excessive use of techno-jargon. Many of the chapters are well grounded in theory, but the book generally avoids abstract discussions by frequently interweaving rich and highly illustrative examples into the text." -Mark Graham, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford.