The information economy is based on the collection and the exchange of data and ideas. We all either contribute to or use materials from the information economy in most aspects of our everyday lives. Few of us, however, understand all of the nuances of the information economy or the communication factors that affect its operations. This special issue of IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication seeks to "open" this economic model through articles and tutorials that examine the connections between communication technologies and the products, practices, and services that constitute the information economy.
St. Amant, K., & Ulijn, J. M. (2009). Examining the information economy : exploring the overlap between professional communication activities and information-management practices. IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, 52(3), 225-228. https://doi.org/10.1109/TPC.2009.2025304