Technology and Inequality

Concentrated Wealth in a Digital World

Authors: Allen, Jonathan P.

  • Offers an up-to-date, academic-quality survey of technology and inequality, not limited to sociology or economics but focused on business and technology practice—how technology companies behaveUses current, business-oriented case studies: search, social media, sharing economy
  • Focuses on wealth concentration and financial data
  • Provides usable frameworks for analysis
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This book will summarize what we know about technology and inequality across disciplines, and seek out new ways to analyze this relationship based on technology and business practices, with the objective of restoring digital technology as an engine of opportunity. Besides the unique focus on the role of technology in inequality, the book will have a unifying theme of tracing wealth creation and wealth capture in the technology sector, and relating specific practices—what technology companies actually do—to larger shifts in wealth and power. A clear conceptual framework will be used to analyze key industry case studies: search engines, social media, and the ‘sharing’ economy. 

About the authors

Jonathan P. Allen is a Professor in the Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Strategy Department of the School of Management, University of San Francisco, USA. His research interests include the digital transformation of organizations and society, the design and use of open technologies, and digital entrepreneurship. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Why Is Inequality Increasing in a Digital World?

    Allen, Jonathan P.

    Pages 1-23

  • Information Technology and Wealth Concentration

    Allen, Jonathan P.

    Pages 25-41

  • The Digital Economy: New Markets, New Gatekeepers

    Allen, Jonathan P.

    Pages 43-59

  • Regulation and Taxation: The New Digital Advantage

    Allen, Jonathan P.

    Pages 61-76

  • Models, Mediation, and Mobilization: A Framework for Analyzing Technology and Inequality

    Allen, Jonathan P.

    Pages 77-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and Inequality
Book Subtitle
Concentrated Wealth in a Digital World
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-56958-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-56958-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-56957-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 158
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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