Rebound Effects and ICT: A Review of the Literature

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 310)


This paper presents a critical review of the literature on the rebound effects generated by information and communication technologies (ICT). Following a discussion of the types of general rebound, including direct, indirect, and economy-wide, the literature on ICT-related rebound effects is critically assessed. The chapter suggests ways of overcoming rebound and lays out promising avenues of research to better understand and tackle rebound effects in ICT.


Rebound effects ICT Resource efficiency 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Télécom École de ManagementInstitut Mines-TélécomEvry CedexFrance

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