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The information society and the welfare state : the Finnish model

Author: Manuel Castells; Pekka Himanen
Publisher: Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Finland has moved into the limelight of the information and communication technology world. Yet its social and cultural values and institutional arrangements are in marked contrast to Silicon Valley,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel Castells; Pekka Himanen
ISBN: 0199256993 9780199256990
OCLC Number: 749759127
Awards: Winner of Manuel Castells was awarded the Holberg International Memorial Prize in 2012.
Description: IX, 200, [4] s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Finnish Information Society in Global Context ; 1. The Mobile Valley: Nokia, Finland, and the Transformation of the Finnish Economy ; 2. Innovative about Innovating: The Unlikely Innovation System - The State, Corporate Business, Universities, and Hackers ; 3. The Welfare of the Nation: The Information Society and the Welfare State ; 4. The Local Information Society: Spatial Dynamics, Information Technology, and Public Policy ; 5. The Power of Identity: Identity Driving the Information Society and the Information Society Building Identity ; 6. The Finnish Model of the Information Society ; 7. Conclusion I: The Challenges for Finland ; 8. Conclusion II: Lessons from Finland
Other Titles: Information society and the welfare state
Responsibility: Manuel Castells, Pekka Himanen.

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