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The Digital Economy

Unit

NETS5006

Credit
25
Location
Curtin Perth

Outline

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The Internet has fundamentally reshaped the global economy, and with it our experiences as workers and consumers. In this unit, you will come to understand the dynamics of the digital economy, including the importance of platforms, networks, attention, and growth. You will also explore alternative economic models facilitated by the Internet, such as the gift economy. This unit will provide you with a nuanced perspective on how the economy has changed over recent decades, why it matters, and what might happen next.

What you'll learn

  • apply, and demonstrate a critical understanding of, collaborative skills relevant to the digital economy, with reference to specific case studies
  • evaluate the relationship between the Internet and capitalism, with reference to specific case studies
  • critically analyse the role of ‘free’ labour in the digital economy

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  • Curtin course code: NETS5006
  • Last updated on: June 16, 2022