Manuel Castells – one of the world’s pre-eminent social scientists – has drawn together a stellar group of contributors to explore the patterns and dynamics of the network society in its cultural and institutional diversity. The book analyzes the technological, cultural and institutional transformation of societies around the world in terms of the critical role of electronic communication networks in business, everyday life, public services, social interaction and politics. The contributors demonstrate that the network society is the new form of social organization in the Information age, replacing the Industrial society.
A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Chapter 6: Why information should influence productivity
Subjects: politics and public policy, public policy, social policy and sociology, economics of social policy, sociology and sociological theory
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