Summary of The Hyperconnected Economy

How the Growing Interconnectedness of Society is Changing the Landscape for Business

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The Hyperconnected Economy summary
Increasing digital connectivity is having a profound impact on economies and businesses.


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Economists are only now beginning to quantify the impact on GDP of the Internet and other technological innovations, while businesses are still trying to navigate their next steps in the digital revolution. This instructive study from the Economist Intelligence Unit offers a top-level look at how “the hyperconnected economy” offers nations and firms unprecedented opportunities as well as unique challenges. getAbstract recommends this report to business leaders interested in learning how their organizations can best leverage these new technologies.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Internet and other technologies have an impact on GDP and other measures of economic progress
  • How web expansion into emerging markets promises to improve economic growth in those regions
  • Why consumers’ concerns for their privacy may affect their adoption of new technologies


The Internet, mobile technology and the shrinking costs they’ve spawned have been altering businesses and economies since the 1990s, but, to date, few have measured their economic impact. One analysis estimates that, for 13 developed and developing economies, the Internet accounted for 3.4% of GDP and...
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