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The Consequences Of Information

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The Consequences Of Information

Institutional Implications of Technological Change

Jannis Kallinikos

Jannis Kallinikos, Professor in the Information Systems and Innovation Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics, UK

2006 224 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 328 5
2007 Paperback 978 1 84720 500 1
ebook isbn 978 1 84720 430 1

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‘In his comprehensive and systematic investigation into the saturation of the modern world by information and its technologies, Jannis Kallinikos offers us new ways of thinking about the social and institutional consequences of this development. Drawing on an impressively wide range of perspectives from information theory, social science and administrative studies to semiotics and philosophy, Kallinikos shows how the contemporary spread and pervasive use of information technology is challenging our conventional tendency to think the world in terms of stable and enduring structures. The new informational world recreates reality as a transient and continuously dissolving panorama of events in space and time. A significant theme of the book is its emphasis on the new plastic and pliable ways of thinking required to grasp the social and institutional implications of these ongoing informational transformations.’
– Robert Cooper, Keele University, UK

This important book addresses the organizational and economic implications of the new technologies of information and communication.


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This important book addresses the organizational and economic implications of the new technologies of information and communication.

Jannis Kallinikos analyses the recent spectacular growth of information and the self-propelling processes through which technological information is increasingly generated out of the reshuffling and recombination of available and interoperable information sources. He argues that information is no longer simply a resource but a pervading element of socio-economic life that is crucially involved in the redefinition of a variety of organizational practices and modes of economic action.

Academics and students in a variety of disciplines, including information studies, information systems, management and organization studies, sociology, social psychology and social policy will find much to interest them in this book.

Full table of contents

Contents: 1. Organizations, Information, Networks 2. Technology Design and Social Systems 3. Information Growth as a Self-Referential Process 4. Excursus on Meaning, Purpose and Information 5. Networks Revisited 6. Addendum on Networks and Institutions 7. The Organizational Order of Modernity 8. Epilogue on Technology and Institutions References Index

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