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Book chapter

On the Issue of Interaction Between Business and ICT in Contemporary Society

P. 847-861.
ICT are dramatically changing people’s lives. Industrial processes are becoming more and more intellectual, with their growing efficiency. ICT constant development and appearance of new functions are driving large-scale economic changes. Under the influence of Information Communication Technologies, relations between government, companies, and people are significantly transforming. However, practices show that ICT, having influence on economic growth and sustainable development, appear to have certain drawbacks. It is extremely important to note that their positive and negative characteristics are not only economic, but social and ecological. To maximize positive effects and neutralize drawbacks, ICT should be managed by government, businesses and societies together. The ICT market growing quickly, ICT use is expanding in businesses, public administration, and social developments. Along with these ongoing processes, there are studies which are being developed at both the national and region levels in Russia. This paper describes the mutual influence between businesses and ICT in Russia. This paper aims at considering the main trends and major consequences of these interactions, as well as how to study them. It does so from theoretical researches in this area as well as domestic and international practices.