Title

The societal impact of the world wide web: Key challenges for the 21st century

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Idea Group Publishing

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Business

RAS ID

40

Comments

Originally published as: Burn, J. M., & Loch, K. D. (2002). The societal impact of the World Wide Web-Key challenges for the 21st century. Social responsibility in the information age: Issues and controversies, 12-29. Original article available here

Abstract

This paper addresses the impact of information technology (IT) and the World Wide Web (WWW) on the 21st Century and the challenges which we will face as responsible members of a dynamically changing society. Reviewing the spread of potentially alienating technology, the paper highlights the implications for change with reference to the “haves” and the “have nots”- developing societies, economically disadvantaged groups, women and children. The authors argue that organisational, sociological and cultural factors may inhibit an effective transformation to a global Information Society. Particular consideration is given to policies, infrastructure, human resources and development responsibilities in developing societies.

DOI

10.4018/irmj.2001100101

 
COinS
 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.4018/irmj.2001100101