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The New Digital Economy

This guide will outline information and resources which support research on the "New Economy"

The New Digital Economy

The New Economy or "Digital Economy" refers to the transition from a manufacturing-based to a Service-based Economy. The emergence and rise of the internet and adaptive technologies have dramatically changed the environment in which businesses and consumers coexist. This new Internet Economy has revitalized the role of entrepreneurship, and has lead to impressive growth in both innovation and economic development.

Other Synonyms: Digital Economy; Platform Economy; Sharing Economy; Collaborative Economy; On-Demand Economy; Gig Economy; Freelance Economy; Peer Economy; Access Economy; Crowd Economy; Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Still trying to define the Digital Economy? Read the Bureau of Economic Analysis' working paper, "Defining and Measuring the Digital Economy" (2018).

New Economy Podcasts