Chapter 4. Changing Work: Role of the Internet


It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere.

 --Edmund Burke

The research of many economists and students of modern work and society clearly demonstrates that work in the industrialized world is changing. There is no need to cover that ground again. What we need to discuss are those portions of the work of companies that are changing most as a direct result of an expanding global economy influenced by e-business activities. By work I mean not just the tasks of individuals—the usual definition of work—but the activities of organizations and teams of managers, especially executives, and also their employees.

But first a few realities. Much about work remains as ...

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