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William H. Dutton

William H. Dutton

William H. Dutton is Director of the Oxford Internet Institute, Professor of Internet Studies, University of Oxford, and Fellow of Balliol College. Bill is also Principal Investigator of the Oxford e-Social Science (OeSS) Project, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council, and Principal Investigator of the Oxford Internet Surveys (OxIS). He is currently working on the empirical research underpinning his concept of a Fifth Estate enabled by the Internet, the rise of Collaborative Network Organizations (CNOs), and the diffusion and implications of innovations in e-Research - the use of advances in the Internet and related ICTs in research across the disciplines.

In addition to his academic roles, he was appointed in February 2009 to chair Ofcom's Advisory Committee for England and to represent the South East of England on the committee. He has also edited and co-edited several influential books, including: Wired Cities: Shaping the Future of Communications; Transforming Enterprise: The Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology; and World Wide Research:
Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities.