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Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance

Peter F. Cowhey and Jonathan D. Aronson


Digital DNA identifies how the disruption of digital information and production technologies transforms how companies and national economies are innovating. Wisely guiding this transformation is an enormous challenge because innovation promotes global economic prosperity. Economic tensions and market surprises are inevitable. Part I reviews the challenges we face and argues that national and international policies require experimentation and flexibility to address them. The case studies in Part III probe issues tied to the rise of cloud computing and transborder data flows, international colla ... More

Keywords: cluster, digital platform, disruption, governance, ICT, information and communication technologies, information disruption, innovation, MSO, multistakeholder organization

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190657932
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657932.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter F. Cowhey, author
Dean and Qualcomm Endowed Chair in Communications and Technology Policy, School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego

Jonathan D. Aronson, author
Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California

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I The Evolution of Innovation Systems and of Information and Production Disruption

II Global Governance in a Technologically Volatile Environment

III Creating a Trusted Digital Environment in an Era of Quasi-Convergence

IV Conclusion