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Digitalization and Society

Edited By Bünyamin Ayhan

This book presents a collection of papers by researchers from several different institutions on a wide range of digital issues.

Digitalization describes the phenomenon of how knowledge is processed and the processed knowledge provides social transformations beyond digitization, interaction, annihilation of time and space, the phenomenon of usage in multimedia. Transformed is not only the society but also its mentality. Digitalization reveals a sui generis digimodern process by processing modern structures with the help of compulsory tools. This process is a reconstruction of social structures and institutions on the basis of the digitalization perspective. Each social institution adapts this process and provides a contribution to the digitalization of society.

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Changing Face of Economic System: Digital Economy and its Effects on Employment (Fatma Nur Yorgancilar)


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Assist. Prof. Fatma Nur Yorgancilar*

Changing Face of Economic System: Digital Economy and its Effects on Employment


As a natural result of globalization, the removal of both economic and sociocultural borders between countries brought together innovation processes in economic systems and economic course. Production processes, in which an innovativeness culture is attempted to be placed, made the national innovation system inevitable for all counties around the world. Certainly, the existence of economic systems based on information and learning underlies innovativeness. In this meaning, world economies initiated the revolution of the digital economy as a result of data processing; technology based planning, and production in terms of efforts to realize growth targets in the world economy. Although the concept “digital economy” is often confused with phenomena such as the information economy and the network economy, primarily, in the form covering these, it is a broader concept expressing the common use of technology in every area.

Globalization tendencies gaining acceleration every passing day, apart from removing borders between countries, appear as an element increasing the transformation of the world into a single market and mobility of production factor in the world economy. Hence, information and data processing systems have become the final result and locomotive of globalization. The transformations and changes occurring in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) in recent years, which are defined as a revolution by many authors, together with it, have again made production and consumption patterns...

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