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The information society and the welfare state : the Finnish model

Author: Manuel Castells; Pekka Himanen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Series: Sitra, no. 250.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An academic study of what the Finnish model really is, this book explains the features and context of the Finnish Information Society. It also discusses the development of Nokia and the Finnish  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells; Pekka Himanen
ISBN: 0199256993 9780199256990 0199269114 9780199269112
OCLC Number: 59463505
Description: ix, 200 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction: The Finnish information society in a global context --
2. The mobile valley: Nokia, Finland, and the transformation of the Finnish economy --
3. Innovation about innovating: The unlikely innovation system: The state, corporate business, universities, and hackers --
4. The welfare of the nation: The information society and the welfare state --
5. The local information society: Spatial dynamics, information technology, and public policy --
6. The power of identity: Identity driving the information society and the information society building identity --
7. The Finnish model of the information society --
8. Conclusion I: The challenges for Finland --
9. Conclusion II: Learning from Finland.
Series Title: Sitra, no. 250.
Responsibility: Manuel Castells, Pekka Himanen.
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... this is an important piece of work that contains an impressive range of imformation about present-day Finland and it information society. Enterprise & Society

 
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