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Shane M. Greenstein

Edited by Shane M. Greenstein, Elinor and Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, US

2006 584 pp Hardback 978 1 84376 470 0

Hardback £174.00 on-line price £156.60

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This authoritative book presents a selection of the most important published articles and papers on the computing industry – an industry that after five decades of growth permeates virtually all areas of modern economic activity.

Many economists believe the diffusion of computing has been a catalyst and a driver of economic growth. This has stimulated research into the microeconomic determinants and consequences of computing. This collection provides a state-of-the-art survey of advances in applied and empirical approaches to the industrial economics of computing.

Contents
15 articles, dating from 1982 to 2004 Contributors include: T. Bresnahan, E. Brynjolfsson, P. David, F. Fisher, L. Hitt, T. Hubbard, R. Langlois, S. Stern, M. Trajtenberg

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This authoritative book presents a selection of the most important published articles and papers on the computing industry – an industry that after five decades of growth permeates virtually all areas of modern economic activity.

Many economists believe the diffusion of computing has been a catalyst and a driver of economic growth. This has stimulated research into the microeconomic determinants and consequences of computing. This collection provides a state-of-the-art survey of advances in applied and empirical approaches to the industrial economics of computing.

The first section of the book presents several distinct approaches to the measurement of frontier research in computing. The second section addresses the factors shaping the industrial structure for supplying computer goods and services. The third section focuses on the determinants of the adoption and diffusion of information technology.

Shane Greenstein – a leading scholar in the field – has written a new and authoritative introduction which provides a comprehensive overview of the subject. This is an important feature of the volume which will be an essential reference source for both industrial and business economists concerned with the computing industry.

Full table of contents

Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Industrial Economics of Computing
Shane Greenstein
PART I TECHNICAL ADVANCE
1. Ernst R. Berndt, Zvi Griliches and Neal J. Rappaport (1995), ‘Econometric Estimates of Price Indexes for Personal Computers in the 1990s’
2. Timothy F. Bresnahan (1986), ‘Measuring the Spillovers from Technical Advance: Mainframe Computers in Financial Services’
3. Manuel Trajtenberg (1989), ‘The Welfare Analysis of Product Innovations, with an Application to Computed Tomography Scanners’
PART II SUPPLY BEHAVIOR AND INDUSTRY EVOLUTION
4. Timothy F. Bresnahan and Shane Greenstein (1999), ‘Technological Competition and the Structure of the Computer Industry’
5. Franklin M. Fisher, John J. McGowan and Joen E. Greenwood (1983), ‘Anticompetitive Behavior and IBM’s Actions’
6. Barbara Goody Katz and Almarin Phillips (1982), ‘The Computer Industry’
7. Richard N. Langlois and Paul L. Robertson (1992), ‘Networks and Innovation in a Modular System: Lessons from the Microcomputer and Stereo Component Industries’
8. Timothy F. Bresnahan, Scott Stern and Manuel Trajtenberg (1997), ‘Market Segmentation and the Sources of Rents from Innovation: Personal Computers in the Late 1980s’
9. Shane Greenstein (2000), ‘Building and Delivering the Virtual World: Commercializing Services for Internet Access’
PART III USER ADOPTION AND PRODUCTIVITY
10. Thomas N. Hubbard (2000), ‘The Demand for Monitoring Technologies: The Case of Trucking’
11. Susan Athey and Scott Stern (2002), ‘The Impact of Information Technology on Emergency Health Care Outcomes’
12. Paul A. David (1990), ‘The Dynamo and the Computer: An Historical Perspective on the Modern Productivity Paradox’
13. Timothy Bresnahan and Shane Greenstein (1996), ‘Technical Progress and Co-invention in Computing and in the Uses of Computers’
14. George P. Baker and Thomas N. Hubbard (2004), ‘Contractibility and Asset Ownership: On-Board Computers and Governance in U.S. Trucking’
15. Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin M. Hitt (2000), ‘Beyond Computation: Information Technology, Organizational Transformation and Business Performance’
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