Derek Leebaert

Derek Leebaert is Professor of Management at Georgetown University's Graduate School of Business.

  • The Future of the Electronic Marketplace

    The Future of the Electronic Marketplace

    Derek Leebaert

    The electronic marketplace is a global one, and it's changing every aspect of the consumer-vendor relathionship.

    The marketplace is the place of exchange between buyer and seller. Once one rode a mule to get there; now one rides the Internet. An electronic marketplace can span two rooms in the same building, or two continents. How individuals, firms, and organizations approach and define the electronic marketplace of the future depends on people's ability to ask the right questions now and to take advantage of the opportunities that will arise over the next few years.

    The contributors to this volume are prime movers in major industries that are remaking themselves in order to shape the global marketplace. They examine the consumers' new powers to assess and exchange goods and services over unparalleled distances. They discuss the opportunities and risks posed by the new integration between manufacturer and consumer, by the erosion of centralized authority, by real-time choice in every financial contingency, and by the fact that travel and transportation have been delegated to the machine processes that can best handle them. They also reflect on how to set an intelligent value on the coming changes, on the tools and procedures required to create this new marketplace of marketplaces.

    Contributors Les Alberthal, William D. Bandt, Robert J. Bonometti, David Braunschvig, Stephen D. Crocker, Walter Forbes, Denos Gazis, Daniel E. Geer, Jr., Irving Goldstein, Edward D. Horowitz, Daniel P. Keegan, Raymond W. Smith, Russel B. Stevenson, Jr., Patrick E. White

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  • The Future of Software

    The Future of Software

    Derek Leebaert

    Continuing the trend-watching of Technology 2001, which discussed the technologies that could well define the computing and communications environment that lies ahead, The Future of Software assembles the observations of leading computer scientists, strategists, and planners in both business and academia, this time tackling software development. Despite the extraordinary advances during the past few years in computing power, Derek Leebaert and the other contributors see as the biggest challenge for the future the development of software that can fully exploit the the computer's ever-increasing capabilities. Each author addresses the particular aspect of software that is his or her specialty, examining how various developments and applications will transform the way we think about and use comptuters as we enter the next millennium. The topics include the history and evolution of software, the future of software and how it will change the way we live, software standardization, work group computing, computer supported collaboration, end-user programming, natural language and natural- intelligence capabilities and limitations, the Japanese software industry, software and the law, and the coordination of knowledge.

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  • Technology 2001

    Technology 2001

    The Future of Computing and Communications

    Derek Leebaert

    "A major contribution to the most important American debate of the 1990s—a 'must read.'"

    The computer pioneers and strategic planners writing in Technology 2001 discuss the collection of technologies that could well define the computing and communications environment that lies ahead. From inside the companies and the laboratories that have shaped today's information age, they describe the dramatic possibilities for individuals and institutions as the millennium approaches.

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