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James E. Katz: An Intellectual Biography

James E. Katz: An Intellectual Biography
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Author(s): Yi-Fan Chen (Old Dominion University, USA & Western Connecticut State University, USA) and Katie Lever (Old Dominion University, USA & Western Connecticut State University, USA)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 10
Source title: Encyclopedia of Mobile Phone Behavior
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Zheng Yan (University at Albany, State University of New York, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8239-9.ch031

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Abstract

James E. Katz is an American pioneer in examining social consequences of mobile technology use in everyday life. He builds a global mobile communication research network and his work informs various mobile communication studies around the world. He explores how mobile technology's affect social interaction and what their uses reveal about human nature and organizations; Katz was among the first to demonstrate their pro-social uses. He also seeks to understand what the future holds in terms of society and communication technologies and works with others to explore ways in which society can best prepare itself to make the optimal use of new developments. This article documents Katz's research activities and his intellectual impacts on mobile communication studies.

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