Data Capital

How Data is Reinventing Capital for Globalization

Authors: Tang, Chunlei

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  • Defines and develops the concept of data capital: a human-created resource that goes naturally a capital
  • Emphasizes a cautious optimism the connections on observing the rise of data capital and the increasing importance of data technology in the distribution of global wealth
  • Brings a rigorous study on how to measure data capital and its impact on the global economy, how this has changed and will develop over time, and the latest thinking on how to assess this
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This book defines and develops the concept of data capital. Using an interdisciplinary perspective, this book focuses on the key features of the data economy, systematically presenting the economic aspects of data science. The book (1) introduces an alternative interpretation on economists’ observation of which capital has changed radically since the twentieth century; (2) elaborates on the composition of data capital and it as a factor of production; (3) describes morphological changes in data capital that influence its accumulation and circulation; (4) explains the rise of data capital as an underappreciated cause of phenomena from data sovereign, economic inequality, to stagnating productivity; (5) discusses hopes and challenges for industrial circles, the government and academia when an intangible wealth brought by data (and information or knowledge as well); (6) proposes the development of criteria for measuring regulating data capital in the twenty-first century for regulatory purposes by looking at the prospects for data capital and possible impact on future society. 
Providing the first a thorough introduction to the theory of data as capital, this book will be useful for those studying economics, data science, and business, as well as those in the financial industry who own, control, or wish to work with data resources. 

About the authors

Chunlei Tang, Ph.D., is a research fellow at Harvard University. She proposed the concept of “the Data Industry” (in 2013), who is the author of The Data Industry: The Business and Economics of Information and Big Data (published June 2016 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). Her passion lies at the interface of Data Science along with its applications and Economics.



Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Data Capital
Book Subtitle
How Data is Reinventing Capital for Globalization
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60192-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60192-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60191-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 376
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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