Elgar Publishing (2006)
This important book addresses the organizational and economic implications of the new technologies of information and communication.
'In his comprehensive and systematic investigation into the saturation of the modern world by information and its technologies, Jannis Kallinikos offers us new ways of thinking about the social and institutional consequences of this development. Drawing on an impressively wide range of perspectives from information theory, social science and administrative studies to semiotics and philosophy, Kallinikos shows how the contemporary spread and pervasive use of information technology is challenging our conventional tendency to think the world in terms of stable and enduring structures. The new informational world recreates reality as a transient and continuously dissolving panorama of events in space and time. A significant theme of the book is its emphasis on the new plastic and pliable ways of thinking required to grasp the social and institutional implications of these ongoing informational transformations.'
Robert Cooper, Keele University
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