The Future of the Information Revolution in Europe
Proceedings of an International Conference
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This report contains the proceedings of a conference focused on the information revolution in Europe, that was held in Limelette, Belgium, in April 2001. Participants in this conference argued that the information revolution is following a somewhat different course inEurope than in America: the process of creative destruction by which new technologies and business paradigms replace their predecessors is proceeding more slowly, Europe's emphasis on economic and social equity results in a less aggressive approach to new IT business opportunities than does the winner-take-all business mentality in the U.S., and Europe's top down planning mentality is fostering more deliberate decision making. As a result, the information revolution has been proceeding slower in Europe than in America, with the U.S. in the vanguard in most IT-related areas and Europe following along somewhat behind. This is likely to continue for at least the next few years, if not longer.
Table of Contents
Various Dimensions of the Information Revolution
The Technology Dimension of the Information Revolution
The Economic and Business Dimension of the Information Revolution
The Social Dimension of the Information Revolution
The Governmental and Political Dimension of the Information Revolution
The Security Dimension of the Information Revolution
Some Deeper Looks
Variations in the Information Revolution Across Europe
Differences Between the United States and Europe and Their Effects on Utilization and Consequences of Information Technology
The "Dark Side" of the Information Revolution
Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked Economy
Policy Implications for Europe: Remarks by a Panel of Observers
Some Post-Conference Observations
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