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Module GEOGRAPHY OF THE INFORMATIONAL ECONOMY

Module code: GY321
Credits: 5
Semester: 1
Quota: 140
Department: GEOGRAPHY
International: Yes
Coordinator: Dr Chris Van Egeraat (GEOGRAPHY)
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Since the 1970s the capitalist world is undergoing a systemic change from an industrial economy to an informational/knowledge economy, in which productivity is based on information derived from advances in new information and communication technologies. This module sets out to analyse this transition and its social, economic and spatial effects. Core topics include: the nature of the informational economy; the production and use of information technology; the evolution of the Internet; business networks and their geographies; information-based producer and consumer services (notably recent developments such as Facebook, Twitter and cloud computing); socio-spatial polarisation in the informational economy; ICT and rural development; the impact of the informational economy on Ireland.

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