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Brynjolfsson, Erik

Works: 127 works in 364 publications in 10 languages and 8,709 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Interviewee
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Most widely held works about Erik Brynjolfsson
Most widely held works by Erik Brynjolfsson
The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson( Book )

32 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google's autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM's Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies -- with hardware, software, and networks at their core -- will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks once considered uniquely human. In The Second Machine Age MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee -- two thinkers at the forefront of their field -- reveal the forces driving the reinvention of our lives and our economy. As the full impact of digital technologies is felt, we will realize immense bounty in the form of dazzling personal technology, advanced infrastructure, and near-boundless access to the cultural items that enrich our lives. Amid this bounty will also be wrenching change. Professions of all kinds, from lawyers to truck drivers, will be forever upended. Companies will be forced to transform or die. Recent economic indicators reflect this shift: fewer people are working, and wages are falling even as productivity and profits soar. Drawing on years of research and up-to-the-minute trends, Brynjolfsson and McAfee identify the best strategies for survival and offer a new path to prosperity. These include revamping education so that it prepares people for the next economy instead of the last one, designing new collaborations that pair brute processing power with human ingenuity, and embracing policies that make sense in a radically transformed landscape. A fundamentally optimistic book, The Second Machine Age will alter how we think about issues of technological, societal, and economic progress. - Publisher
Wired for innovation : how information technology is reshaping the economy by Erik Brynjolfsson( )

24 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 2,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wave of business innovation is driving the productivity resurgence in the U.S. economy. In Wired for Innovation, Erik Brynjolfsson and Adam Saunders describe how information technology directly or indirectly created this productivity explosion, reversing decades of slow growth. They argue that the companies with the highest level of returns to their technology investment are doing more than just buying technology; they are inventing new forms of organizational capital to become digital organizations. These innovations include a cluster of organizational and business-process changes, including broader sharing of information, decentralized decision-making, linking pay and promotions to performance, pruning of non-core products and processes, and greater investments in training and education. Brynjolfsson and Saunders go on to examine the real sources of value in the emerging information economy, including intangible inputs and outputs that have defied traditional metrics. For instance, intangible organizational capital is not directly observable on a balance sheet yet amounts to trillions of dollars of value. Similarly, such nonmarket transactions of information goods as Google searches or views of Wikipedia articles are an increasingly large share of the economy yet virtually invisible in the GDP statistics
Understanding the digital economy : data, tools, and research by Brian Kahin( )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and German and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text contains work presented at a conference which aimed to: assess research on the digital economy, engage the private sector in developing the research that informs policy decisions, and to promote better understanding of the growth and socioeconomic implications of information technology
Machine, platform, crowd : harnessing our digital future by Andrew McAfee( Book )

15 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in strange times. A machine plays the strategy game Go better than any human; upstarts like Apple and Google destroy industry stalwarts such as Nokia; ideas from the crowd are repeatedly more innovative than corporate research labs. MIT's Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson know what it takes to master this digital-powered shift: we must rethink the integration of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the balance now favors the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our companies and live our lives."--
Race against the machine : how the digital revolution is accelerating innovation, driving productivity, and irreversibly transforming employment and the economy by Erik Brynjolfsson( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how information technologies are affecting jobs, skills, wages, and the economy. As one of the most important forces in the economy today, digital technologies are transforming the world of work and are key drivers of productivity and growth
Strategies for e-business success( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To build a sound business strategy it is essential to understand the fundamental dynamics of e-business. Written by the top thinkers in the field, this book is a collection of articles on e-business from MIT's "Sloan Management Review" which has published many of the internationally recognized leaders on e-business. This is the second book in the MIT-SMR series
The second machine age : wie die nächste digitale Revolution unser aller Leben verändern wird by Erik Brynjolfsson( Book )

20 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seit Jahren arbeiten wir mit Computern und Computer für uns. Mittlerweile sind die Maschinen so intelligent geworden, dass sie zu Leistungen fähig sind, die vor Kurzem noch undenkbar waren: Sie fahren Auto, sie schreiben eigene Texte und sie besiegen Grossmeister im Schach. Dieser Entwicklungssprung ist nur der Anfang. In ihrem neuen Buch zeigen zwei renommierte Professoren, welch atemberaubende Entwicklungen uns noch bevorstehen: Die zweite industrielle Revolution kommt! Welche Auswirkungen wird das haben? Welche Chancen winken, welche Risiken drohen? Was geschieht dabei mit den Menschen, was mit der Umwelt? Und was werden Gesellschaft und Politik tun, um die Auswirkungen dieser neuen digitalen Intelligenz für alle bestmöglich zu gestalten? Dieses Buch nimmt Sie mit auf eine Reise in eine Zukunft, die schon längst begonnen hat
The second machine age : work, progress, and prosperity in a time of brilliant technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson( Recording )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of business, work, and the economy in a digital world. In recent years, computers have learned to diagnose diseases, drive cars, and win at Jeopardy!. Advances like these have created unprecedented economic bounty, but in their wake median income has stagnated and the share of the population with jobs has fallen. MIT's Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee reveal the technological forces driving this reinvention of the economy and chart a path toward future prosperity
Information technology, workplace organization, and the demand for skilled labor : firm-level evidence by Timothy F Bresnahan( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recently, the relative demand for skilled labor has increased dramatically. We investigate one of the causes, skill-biased technical change. Advances in information technology (IT) are among the most powerful forces bearing on the economy. Employers who use IT often make complementary innovations in their organizations and in the services they offer. Our hypothesis is that these co-inventions by IT users change the mix of skills that employers demand. Specifically, we test the hypothesis that it is a cluster of complementary changes involving IT, workplace organization and services that is the key skill-biased technical change. We examine new firm-level data linking several indicators of IT use, workplace organization, and the demand for skilled labor. In both a short-run factor demand framework and a production function framework, we find evidence for complementarity. IT use is complementary to a new workplace organization which includes broader job responsibilities for line workers, more decentralized decision-making, and more self-managing teams. In turn, both IT and that new organization are complements with worker skill, measured in a variety of ways. Further, the managers in our survey believe that IT increases skill requirements and autonomy among workers in their firms. Taken together, the results highlight the roles of both IT and IT-enabled organizational change as important components of the skill-biased technical change
Le deuxième âge de la machine : travail et prospérité à l'heure de la révolution technologique by Erik Brynjolfsson( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La révolution technologique vient seulement de commencer ! Tel est le propos de ce livre, écrit par deux grands experts américains des nouvelles technologies. Leur optimisme se fonde sur la fameuse loi de Moore, qui veut que les capacités de calcul des ordinateurs doublent tous les dix-huit mois. Une loi exponentielle qui accouche d'un monde nouveau tous les dix-huit mois... Des voitures autonomes se jouant des aléas de la circulation aux robots capables de nous remplacer dans les tâches ménagères, en passant par toutes les innovations de la santé et de l'information, ce livre nous entraîne au cœur de la Silicon Valley avant de nous faire pénétrer les arcanes de ce que les auteurs appellent le « deuxième âge de la machine » : une révolution industrielle sans précédent, qui mêle intelligence artificielle, robotique et économie numérique. Très accessible, ce livre est une contribution décisive au débat sur la croissance et la productivité. Et même s'il n'annonce pas encore la disparition du travail, il en appelle cependant aux entreprises et aux gouvernements pour accompagner ces mutations et répartir l'abondance
Information, technology and information worker productivity : task level evidence by Sinan Aral( )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an effort to reveal the fine-grained relationships between IT use, patterns of information flows, and individual information-worker productivity, we study task level practices at a midsize executive recruiting firm. We analyze both project-level and individual-level performance using: (1) detailed accounting data on revenues, compensation, project completion rates, and team membership for over 1300 projects spanning 5 years, (2) direct observation of over 125,000 email messages over a period of 10 months by individual workers, and (3) data on a matched set of the same workers' self-reported IT skills, IT use and information sharing. These detailed data permit us to econometrically evaluate a multistage model of production and interaction activities at the firm, and to analyze the relationships among key technologies, work practices, and output. We find that (a) IT use is positively correlated with non-linear drivers of productivity; (b) the structure and size of workers' communication networks are highly correlated with performance; (c) an inverted-U shaped relationship exists between multitasking and productivity such that, beyond an optimum, more multitasking is associated with declining project completion rates and revenue generation; and (d) asynchronous information seeking such as email and database use promotes multitasking while synchronous information seeking over the phone shows a negative correlation. Overall, these data show statistically significant relationships among technology use, social networks, completed projects, and revenues for project-based information workers. Results are consistent with simple models of queuing and multitasking and these methods can be replicated in other settings, suggesting new frontiers for IT value and social network research
What drives differences in management? by Nick Bloom( )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Partnering with the Census we implement a new survey of “structured” management practices in 32,000 US manufacturing plants. We find an enormous dispersion of management practices across plants, with 40% of this variation across plants within the same firm. This management variation accounts for about a fifth of the spread of productivity, a similar fraction as that accounted for by R&D, and twice as much as explained by IT. We find evidence for four “drivers” of management: competition, business environment, learning spillovers and human capital. Collectively, these drivers account for about a third of the dispersion of structured management practices
La carrera contra la máquina : cómo la revolución digital está acelerando la innovación, aumentando la productividad y transformando irreversiblemente el empleo y la economía by Erik Brynjolfsson( )

6 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial intelligence and the modern productivity paradox : a clash of expectations and statistics by Erik Brynjolfsson( )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in an age of paradox. Systems using artificial intelligence match or surpass human level performance in more and more domains, leveraging rapid advances in other technologies and driving soaring stock prices. Yet measured productivity growth has declined by half over the past decade, and real income has stagnated since the late 1990s for a majority of Americans. We describe four potential explanations for this clash of expectations and statistics: false hopes, mismeasurement, redistribution, and implementation lags. While a case can be made for each, we argue that lags have likely been the biggest contributor to the paradox. The most impressive capabilities of AI, particularly those based on machine learning, have not yet diffused widely. More importantly, like other general purpose technologies, their full effects won't be realized until waves of complementary innovations are developed and implemented. The required adjustment costs, organizational changes, and new skills can be modeled as a kind of intangible capital. A portion of the value of this intangible capital is already reflected in the market value of firms. However, going forward, national statistics could fail to measure the full benefits of the new technologies and some may even have the wrong sign
Des machines, des plateformes et des foules : maîtriser notre avenir numérique by Erik Brynjolfsson( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faut-il avoir peur des robots ? Les plateformes que sont Facebook, Google et autres vont-elles régner sans partage sur l'économie ? Que deviennent les compétences et les métiers à l'ère du tout-numérique ? Ecrit par deux des meilleurs spécialistes de la transformation numérique, ce livre met à la portée de tous les évolutions que l'on constate aujourd'hui, notamment en matière d'intelligence artificielle - algorithmes de plus en plus puissants, apprentissage profond (deep learning), etc. Plutôt que de céder à la crainte et aux fantasmes que font naître ces bouleversements, Erik Brynjolfsson et Andrew McAfee nous invitent à imaginer de nouvelles collaborations entre la machine et le cerveau humain, les plateformes et les produits, l'intelligence collective et les savoir-faire au sein des entreprises. Nourri d'exemples passionnants de machines intelligentes et créatives, d'entreprises pionnières, de collaborations possibles entre la machine et l'homme, ce livre est une mine pour tous ceux qui veulent maîtriser les principes fondamentaux de ce nouveau monde." [Source : 4ème de couverture]
Machine, Platform, Crowd Wie wir das Beste aus unserer digitalen Zukunft machen by Andrew McAfee( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Digitale Maschinen wie selbstfahrende Autos, Drohnen oder 3D-Drucker sind jetzt schon schlauer, besser und schneller, als man es je für möglich gehalten hätte. Onlineplattformen ändern das Verhältnis von Angebot und Nachfrage und bringen neue Marktführer hervor - in der Musikindustrie, beim Personentransport, bei Computerhardware oder beim Fitnesstraining. Crowds haben bereits Betriebssysteme und Lexika geschaffen, finanzierten unendlich viele Projekte und haben sogar das Geld neu erfunden. Dieses Buch ist voller Science-Fiction-Technologien, die real geworden sind, und voller Start-ups, die Weltkonzerne wurden. Es zeigt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, die sich hinter all der Innovation und Disruption verbergen und die von intelligenten Organisationen rund um die Welt genutzt werden. Ein Wegweiser von heute für den Weg in die Welt von morgen. (Quelle:
Competing in the age of omnichannel retailing by Erik Brynjolfsson( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het tweede machinetijdperk : hoe de digitale revolutie ons leven zal veranderen by Erik Brynjolfsson( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Dutch and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van het leven van mensen in het digitale tijdperken en strategieën voor het succesvol combineren van digitale technieken met menselijk vernuft
Machine, platform, crowd : harnessing our digital future by Andrew McAfee( Recording )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We live in strange times. Artificial Intelligence (AI) breakthroughs that beat the human champions of the strategy game Go also run modern data centers more efficiently than ever before. Excellent smartphones are no longer enough to ensure electronics manufacturers healthy profits in many markets: instead, platform builders like Apple and Google capture the lion's share of the value. In competition after competition, newbies outthink the acknowledged experts in everything from computational biology to quantitative investing. What's going on? In Machine, Platform, Crowd, New York Times best-selling authors Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson have identified the three essential aspects of the modern digital revolution: the rebalancing of minds and machines, of products and platforms, and of the core and the crowd. In all three cases, the emphasis is shifting to the second element of the pair, with massive implications for how we run our businesses and live our lives. Digital machines, in the form of everything from self-driving cars to drones to 3D printers to neural networks, are blowing past their previous limitations and assuming new roles. Online platforms are changing cost structures, improving how supply meets demand, and creating formidable new competitors in industries ranging from recorded music to urban transportation to computer hardware to group exercise. Crowds that assemble on the internet have built operating systems and encyclopedias, repeatedly beat the experts in their own fields, provided funding for many projects, and even reinvented money. Machine, Platform, Crowd is full of examples of science-fiction technologies that have become real and stories of fascinating startups that have become global powerhouses. But it's not just an overview of what's new. It's an explanation of the fundamental principles at work behind all the innovation and disruption of today and tomorrow. These principles are grounded in economics and other disciplines, and are being harnessed by insightful organizations of all sizes, all around the world." -- back cover
Does machine translation affect international trade? : Evidence from a large digital platform by Erik Brynjolfsson( )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artificial intelligence (AI) is surpassing human performance in a growing number of domains. However, there is limited evidence of its economic effects. Using data from a digital platform, the authors study a key application of AI: machine translation. They find that the introduction of a machine translation system has significantly increased international trade on this platform, increasing exports by 17.5%. Furthermore, heterogeneous treatment effects are all consistent with a substantial reduction in translation-related search costs. Their results provide causal evidence that language barriers significantly hinder trade and that AI has already begun to improve economic efficiency in at least one domain."--Abstract
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Wired for innovation : how information technology is reshaping the economy
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Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson Amerikaans econoom

Erik Brynjolfsson US-amerikanischer Wirtschaftswissenschaftler

Эрик Бринолфссон

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