Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance provides an in-depth examination of the digital technologies, or “digital DNA,” that that are transforming business models across industries ranging from technological, manufacturing, and agricultural industries alike. Peter Cowhey and Jonathan Aronson demonstrate how the digital revolution and the information and production disruption from digital technologies is changing the global economy, and provide strategies to be adopted on an in international scale in order to address the fast-changing digital economy. The authors offer recommendations for global economic governing that provide a new foundation for problem solving and coping with the difficulties that inevitably accompany large-scale change. Taking into account the political headwinds, the authors demonstrate how trade policy is a necessary platform for enabling an extensive complementary set of regulatory and nongovernmental actions to govern the information and production disruption effectively. The book offers insights on how to integrate the digital DNA driving the information and production disruption into a line of policy development in a time of profound economic and technological transition.

The authors discuss the crucial changes of the global economy derived from information and production disruption via three cases, and consider the current political climate and logistical concerns of ambitious policy developments addressing global governing and regulation of the rapidly transitioning digital economy.

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