Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy
A Progressive Approach to Radical Innovation
The digitally enabled economy is unleashing a new wave of change,
something we are only just beginning to feel and understand. The
economic evidence shows that this innovation – the development and
adoption of new products, services, processes and business models – is
vital to support rising living standards. But making the political case
for the progressive power of innovation, and the digital economy, can be
more challenging. The forces of 'creative destruction' threaten
incumbent firms, jobs, and the way people work and live, creating strong
incentives to oppose change.
Confronting these hard realities is one of
the defining challenges for progressive politics in the 21st
century. This collection of essays aims to explore how progressives can
embrace the power and promise of innovation through ICT and the digital
economy, while developing new institutions to enable societies to cope
with the new challenges and risks that they herald.
ABOUT THE EDITORS
Robert D. Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)
Michael McTernan is acting director of Policy Network
Alastair Reed is a researcher at Policy Network
Birgitte Andersen, Big Innovation Centre; Matt Brittin, Google; Daniel Castro, Center for Data Innovation; Julian David, techUK; Paul Hofheinz, Lisbon Council; Jonathan Murray, Innovia Ventures; Andrew Sharpe, Centre for the Study of Living Standards; Nick Sohnemann, future candy; Kathleen Stokes, Nesta; Desirée van Welsum, The World Bank; and Matthew Whittaker, Resolution Foundation.
Sharing in the Success of the Digital Economy is now available to purchase from Rowman & Littlefield International
This book is published by Policy Network and Rowman & Littlefield International