Information Space

Information Space

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In this book the author lays the foundations for a new political economy of information. The information space, or I-Space is the conceptual framework in which organizations, institutions and cultures are being transformed by new information and communication technologies. In the penultimate chapter, the I-Space's usefulness as an explanatory framework is illustrated with an application: a case study of China's modernization. Information Space proposes a radical shift in the way that we approach the emerging information age and the implications it holds for societies, organizations and individuals.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 568 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 29.21mm | 1,048g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113899247X
  • 9781138992474
  • 2,404,079

Table of contents

List of Figures, tables. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Orienting Thoughts on Information. 2. The Structuring of Information. 3. The Sharing of Information. 4. Dynamic Behaviour: The Social Learning Cycle. 5. Institutions. 6. Culture as Economizing. 7. Case Study - Socialist Transformations. 8. Conclusions.
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Review quote

`A first class treatise...a milestone in economic thinking' Ervin Laslo, The General Evolution Group

`Boisot is a fine writer, an elegant thinker....This knowledge of culture is indispensable to the design of strategies for institutional change' Laurence E Lynn Jr, University of Chicago

`This is one of those rare path-breaking books which academics or practitioners should not ignore.' John Child, University of Cambridge.
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About Max Boisot

Multivolume collection by leading authors in the field
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