As the economy evolves, research opportunities emerge, alternative measurement strategies gain traction, and we find better methods of identifying, measuring, and understanding how value is created. In this chapter we highlight some promising areas for future research:
the use of task-level data (including social network analysis)
new goods and consumer surplus measurement
understanding organizational capital and other intangibles
incentives for innovation in information goods and open source economics.
Research in these areas will aid managers, policy makers, and scholars in understanding how information technology, new business practices, intangible organizational investments, and innovation can lead to higher profits, economic growth, and...