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Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2000)
Maui, Hawaii
Jan. 4, 2000 to Jan. 7, 2000
ISSN: 1530-1605
ISBN: 0-7695-0493-0
pp: 7057
George S. Nezlek , Loyola University at Chicago
Gezinus J. Hidding , Loyola University at Chicago
This research considers business practices in the Information Age. We present an economic-theory based view that defines products as bundles of goods, services, and information. Products that consist solely of information, that which is recorded about something, are information products. Organizations or business units that produce and/or sell only information are information-only businesses. Information Industries consist of organizations that produce and/or sell primarily information products. Research into the business practices of the organizations that make up Information Industries is scant at best. Current business thinking is still rooted in the Industrial Age, which was concerned with producing and delivering physical goods. This paper summarizes the results of a literature survey identifying Information Industries' business practices. These results, in conjunction with interview-based research in progress, form the basis for further research into information-only businesses' actual business practices.

G. J. Hidding and G. S. Nezlek, "Toward a Research Agenda for the Study of Business Practices in Information Industries," Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences(HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 2000, pp. 7057.
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