Śle­dziew­ska, K., Włoch, R. (2020). The Digi­tal Eco­no­my. How new tech­no­lo­gies are chan­ging the world. WUW. https://doi.org/10.31338/uw.9788323541943

in the Best book spre­ading eco­no­mic know­led­ge category

The Digital Economy.

How new technologies are changing the world

Prof. Kata­rzy­na Śle­dziew­ska, prof. Rena­ta Włoch, Prof. UW

Which mecha­ni­sms sha­pe the digi­tal trans­for­ma­tion of the eco­no­my and socie­ty? How to inter­pret the chan­ges occur­ring in the are­as of pro­duc­tion and con­sump­tion and in the func­tio­ning of mar­kets and the sta­te? Are we facing tech­no­lo­gi­cal unem­ploy­ment due to auto­ma­tion? What are the impli­ca­tions of the digi­ti­za­tion of glo­bal tra­de? Why is it impor­tant to susta­in inve­st­ment in education?

ISBN: 978–83-235‑4194‑3
Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw Publi­shing House
War­saw 2020

In this book Prof. Kata­rzy­na Śle­dziew­ska, Prof. UW and Prof. Rena­ta Włoch, Prof. UW seek answers to a num­ber of key questions: 

The authors draw a pic­tu­re of uni­ma­gi­na­ble deve­lop­ment poten­tial, but also of the unpre­ce­den­ted chal­len­ges of the fourth tech­no­lo­gi­cal revo­lu­tion. Com­pa­nies, govern­ments, NGOs, and uni­ver­si­ties that fail to seize the oppor­tu­ni­ties of digi­tal trans­for­ma­tion and deal with its nega­ti­ve effects will face marginalization.

This dia­gno­sis takes on par­ti­cu­lar signi­fi­can­ce in the con­text of the unra­ve­ling cri­sis, which will requ­ire reaching for out-of-the-box solu­tions based on har­nes­sing the poten­tial of data and arti­fi­cial intelligence.

From the reviews…

The book is a valu­able and needed posi­tion to expand our know­led­ge of new phe­no­me­na in the eco­no­my rela­ted to the digi­tal turn or tur­na­ro­und. Its con­se­qu­en­ces for socie­ty and the eco­no­my are not yet ful­ly under­sto­od, becau­se it is hap­pe­ning befo­re our eyes, it is trans­for­ming the enti­re social struc­tu­re and the life of each of us, per­haps most of all the eco­no­mic life […] The mar­ria­ge of eco­no­mics and socio­lo­gy in Digi­tal Eco­no­my has pro­ven to be suc­cess­ful […] Kata­rzy­na Śle­dziew­ska and Rena­ta Włoch are a com­ple­men­ta­ry tan­dem, thanks to seve­ral years of coope­ra­tion within the Digi­tal Eco­no­my Lab at the Uni­ver­si­ty of War­saw, which they co-foun­ded and whe­re they con­duct inte­re­sting, often pio­ne­ering rese­arch on the sta­te of the digi­tal eco­no­my in Poland.
from the review by prof. dr. hab. Kazi­mierz Krzysztofek
SWPS Uni­ver­si­ty in Warsaw
The ana­ly­sis of the pre­sen­ted pro­ces­ses is inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry, which is an ori­gi­nal con­tri­bu­tion of the authors to enrich the know­led­ge of the dyna­mics of socio-eco­no­mic pro­ces­ses in the era of the fourth indu­strial revo­lu­tion. The stu­dy can serve readers who seek know­led­ge abo­ut the modern world, and in par­ti­cu­lar abo­ut human invo­lve­ment as a pro­du­cer and con­su­mer using the latest tech­no­lo­gi­cal solu­tions. The publi­ca­tion is a valu­able item in the lite­ra­tu­re publi­shed in Polish in the field of social scien­ces, in par­ti­cu­lar in the disci­pli­nes of eco­no­mics and finan­ce and socio­lo­gi­cal scien­ces, and par­tly also in the disci­pli­ne of mana­ge­ment and quali­ty sciences.
from the review by prof. dr. hab. Woj­ciech Paprocki
War­saw Scho­ol of Economics

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