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Management article
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Reference no. SMR43112
Authors: Thomas W Malone
Published by: MIT Sloan School of Management
Published in: "MIT Sloan Management Review", 2001
Length: 3 pages

Abstract

At a recent e-business research meeting, I was asked the following questions: ''Five years from now, what will be happening with the Internet, and what breakthrough research projects in e-business will have contributed to the changes?'' My (intentionally provocative) answer was: ''Lots of good things will happen, but none of them will be enabled by research breakthroughs.'' To understand my thinking, let''s look at the present from the perspective of the not-too-distant future.

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Abstract

At a recent e-business research meeting, I was asked the following questions: ''Five years from now, what will be happening with the Internet, and what breakthrough research projects in e-business will have contributed to the changes?'' My (intentionally provocative) answer was: ''Lots of good things will happen, but none of them will be enabled by research breakthroughs.'' To understand my thinking, let''s look at the present from the perspective of the not-too-distant future.

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