The Information Technology Revolution and the Transformation of the Small Business Economy
This collection of 12 essays by the American Consumer Institute's Steve Pociask; Freedom Works' Wayne Brough; the Internet Research Group's Peter Christy; the Reason Foundation's Steve Titch; The Heartland Institute's Bruce Edward Walker; and others examines how and why the information economy has changed the manner by which business is conducted. As noted in the introduction: "IT goods and services are transforming markets and industries, leveling economies of scale, and affecting where businesses locate, how they operate, and how they reach their customers. This has profound implications for small businesses, and by association, the economy as a whole.
"What is the interdependence between small businesses economy and the IT sector? To address this question, this report provides a collection of essays written by leading economists and public policy experts that discuss the important link between information technologies and small businesses as suppliers and consumers of these goods and services."