1. Introduction – Alternative Approaches to “Knowledge Economy" and
ALL of these are relevant sources for later seminars, so don’t worry if you have not read them today!
Two books presenting their own overviews of different approaches to Information Society
¨ Frank Webster 1995 Theories of the Information Society Routledge
¨ A Duff, 2000, Information Society Studies
Some major efforts to explain and describe developments
¨ J R Beniger, 1986, The Control Revolution
¨ Manuel Castells 1997 The Network Society
¨ Daniel Bell 1972 The Coming of Post-Industrial Society Basic Books
¨ Carlota Perez, 1983, Structural Change and Assimilation of New Technologies Futures 15 no 5 pp357-375
¨ The Information Society Journal: http://www.slis.indiana.edu/TIS/index.html (full text versions of all articles are available via the University library website (enter a periodicals search for ‘The Information Society’ and follow the links)
‘What are the main features of Knowledge Economy and Information Society –and how do the two differ - in terms of Technological; Economic; Occupational; Spatial; and Cultural factors?
What are the sociocultural, socioeconomic, and sociotechnical approaches?
What are their strengths and weaknesses?’
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