IT Based Opportunities and Threats: The Appropriate Role of Governments

By Laura Lally.

Published by The Technology Collection

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Article: Print $US10.00
Article: Electronic $US5.00

Paper will address what is the appropriate role of government in addressing Information Technology based opportunities for, and threats to, its citizens.

Keywords: Normal Accident Theory, Theory of High Reliability Organizations, Information Technology Based Opportunities, Information Technology Based Threats, Y2K Problem, E-Commerce and the Internet, Information Privacy, World Wide Web, Information Reciprocity

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.17-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.021MB).

Dr. Laura Lally

Research focuses on the risks of Information Technology and their impact on organizations and society. Extensive research background in Information Technology and Normal Accident Theory and the Theory of High Reliability Organizations. Received two National Science Foundation Grants to support this research. Does research on the use of Information Technology in Crisis Management--how Information Technology can be used to predict and prevent disasters or to minimize their impact. Does research on E-Commerce and appropriate strategies for use in organizations and society. Does research on the appropriate response of goverments to the threats and opportunities of Information Technology.


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