The challenges facing companies in the 21st century are significantly different to those faced in the past due in large part to changing technologies in commerce in general and the rise of the Internet as a tool of trade, specifically. Indeed, the Internet has allowed for instantaneous communication for business processes, changed relationships with consumers, and has altered the character of products as services for companies. As Internet technologies change, however, companies must adjust to this changing reality amid a number of other political transformations. This project, put simply, addresses how, why, and where companies face challenges related to information communication technology in the wake of broader geopolitical and economic challenges posed by the rise of China and Russia, the shift from globalism to regionalism (specifically in Asia) made evident by the negotiations of Mega-FTAs, and the diverging responses to the global financial crisis of 2008.
Sponsored by the Center for Long-term Cybersecurity, Berkeley