Background

Background

 
  • The Business and Information Technology (BIT) project was launched at UCLA in 2003 as a way to bring together academics and researchers interested in the major changes happening in companies and sectors due to the implementation of new online technologies. Initially, the model was based on comparing different trajectories and approaches taken by companies in various countries, with one lead research partner in each country. The earliest partners involved in the BIT network were SDA Bocconi (Milano, Italy) and IITB (Mumbai, India).  Today, the BIT network includes partners in 14 different countries.
  • BIT studies conducted by partner institutions have been published in five books (four published by World Scientific Publishing) as well as papers and articles in several journals. Conferences have been held around the world at partner locations over the years with the goal of sharing research, discussing findings, and networking with regional academic institutions and local industry.
  • The BIT global research network is now being expanded to a more inclusive model with fewer limits on participants and partners.