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