Skip navigation
Hardcover | Out of Print | ISBN: 9780262112727 | 540 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 41 illus.| January 2003
Paperback | $54.00 Short | £39.95 | ISBN: 9780262612043 | 540 pp. | 6 x 9 in | 41 illus.| August 2004

Look Inside

The Global Internet Economy

Edited by Bruce Kogut

About the Editor

Bruce Kogut is Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics and Director of the Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia University. He is the author or editor of six books, includingThe Global Internet Economy (MIT Press, 2003) and Knowledge, Options, and Institutions.


“I am confident this book will become a truly important reference point in the years to come.”—Prescott C. Ensign, Administrative Science Quarterly


“An amazingly good book, written by two lawyers who really know what is (and was) going on. Everything in this extremely complex industry is covered, thoroughly and lucidly. This book makes the murky subject of telecommunications as the base technology for the Internet crystal clear, and the authors get it right.”
Gerald R. Faulhaber, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and former Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
“This book takes one inside the global internet phenomenon and simultaneously reveals its national variants. It's a unique volume, of value to both student and teacher.”
John Zysman, Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
“The scope of this book is breathtaking: while the conventional wisdom is that the Internet transcends borders and 'Americanizes' the world, this book takes a careful look at the Internet experience in many countries and punches gaping holes in that conventional wisdom. Carefully researched and highly readable, it is essential reading for business leaders, policymakers and academics grappling with the Internet's global reach. The book's broad vision and wisdom are a tribute to the many contributors, taking it several steps beyond the usual breathless treatment of the advent of the information age. Kudos all around!”
Gerald R. Faulhaber, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and former Chief Economist, Federal Communications Commission
“This collection examines the growth and diffusion of the Internet from the perspective of the national systems within which it developed. The book makes significant progress in developing this theme, and its lucidity and breadth are impressive.”
Mark Casson, Professor of Economics, University of Reading
“Opening a window onto the comparative development of the Internet across selected nations, this book is sure to stimulate further inquiry into this important subject.”
Dan Schiller, Professor of Library and Information Science, Communication, and Media Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign