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Author Peterson, D. J.

Title Russia and the information revolution / D.J. Peterson.

Published Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corp., 2005.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xx, 118 pages) : illustrations
Series Books at JSTOR Open Access
Notes "MG-422-CC"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 113-118).
Contents Introduction -- The IT sector -- IT in business and industry -- IT in government -- IT in society -- Key findings and prospects for the future.
Summary This work sheds light on Russia's role in the global Information Revolution. It examines the sources, dynamics, and consequences of Russia's increasing use of and reliance on information and communications technologies (IT) to improve the performance of its government institutions, to modernize business and industry and stimulate economic growth, to broaden information access and sharing of ideas, and to enhance quality of life for Russian people. The findings reported here are drawn from a RAND Corporation research project conducted in Russia from 1999 to 2005, which included interviews with more than 90 individuals who are knowledgeable about IT trends. The author examines Russia's emerging IT sector, how business and industry in Russia are seeking to use IT to enhance productivity and profitability, the impact of IT on government operations, and the course of the Information Revolution in Russian society. A conclusion that emerges is that while the Internet, cell phones, and e-mail have greatly impacted the lives of many Russians, an Information Revolution in Russia's government, economy, and society-such as many of its supporters have anticipated and hoped for-remains in the future.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Information society -- Russia (Federation)
Information technology -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Information technology -- Political aspects -- Russia (Federation)
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780833041012 (electronic bk.)
0833041010 (electronic bk.)
0833038583 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780833038586 (pbk. ; alk. paper)