- By changing the way work is done, electronic networks may lead to a new kind of economy centered on the individual.
- While big companies control ever larger flows of cash, they are exerting less and less control over actual business activity.
- The dominant business organization of the future may not be a permanent corporation
but rather an elastic network.
- Individual workers will circulate through the e-lance economy as independent agents, joining together into temporary companies as opportunities arise.
- In the e-lance economy, the role of the traditional business manager changes dramatically and sometimes disappears completely.
- One of the primary roles for large companies may be to establish the rules, standards, and cultures for network organizations.
- An e-lance economy might lead to a flowering of individual wealth or to disruption and dislocation.