Rise of the Network Society The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Volume I

ISBN-10: 0631221409
ISBN-13: 9780631221401
Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)
Authors: Manuel Castells
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Description: This book is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Manuel Castells formulates a theory of the information society that takes account of fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world.

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List price: $35.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/15/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

This book is an account of the economic and social dynamics of the new age of information. Manuel Castells formulates a theory of the information society that takes account of fundamental effects of information technology on the contemporary world.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgements 2000
Acknowledgements 1996
Prologue: The Net and The Self
Technology, Society, and Historical Change
Informationalism, Industrialism, Capitalism, Statism: Modes of Development and Modes of Production
Informationalism and Capitalist Perestroyka
The Self in The Informational Society
A Word on Method
The Information Technology Revolution
Which Revolution?
Lessons From The Industrial Revolution
The Historical Sequence of The Information Technology Revolution
Micro-Engineering Macro Changes: Electronics and Information
The Creation of The Internet
Network Technologies and Pervasive Computing
The 1970s Technological Divide
Technologies of Life
Social Context and The Dynamics of Technological Change
Models, Actors, and Sites of The Information Technology Revolution
The Information Technology Paradigm
The New Economy: Informationalism, Globalization, Networking
Productivity, Competitiveness, and The Informational Economy
The Productivity Enigma
Is Knowledge-Based Productivity Specific To The Informational Economy?
Informationalism and Capitalism, Productivity and Profitability
The Historical Specificity of Informationalism
The Global Economy: Structure, Dynamics, and Genesis
Global Financial Markets
Globalization of markets for Goods and Services: Growth and Transformation of International Trade
Globalization Versus Regionalization
The Internationalization of Production: Multinational Corporations and International Production Networks
Informational Production and Selective Globalization of Science and Technology
Global Labour
The Geometry of the Global Economy: Segments and Networks
The Political Economy of Globalization: Capitalist Restructuring, Information Technology, and State Policies
The New Economy
The Network Enterprise: The Culture, Institutions, and Organizations of The Informational Economy
Organizational Trajectories in The Restructuring of Capitalism and in The Transition From Industrialism to Informationalism
From Mass Production to Flexible Production
Small Business and The Crisis of The Large Corporation: Myth and Reality
Toyotism: Management-Worker Cooperation, Multifunctional Labor, Total Quality Control, and Reduction of Uncertainty
Interfirm Networking
Corporate Strategic Alliances
The Horizontal Corporation and Global Business Networks
The Crisis of The Vertical Corporation Model and The Rise of Business Networks
Networking the Networks: The Cisco Model
Information Technology and The Network Enterprise
Culture, Institutions, and Economic Organization: East Asian Business Networks
A Typology of East Asian Business Networks
Japan
Korea
China
Culture, Organizations and Institutions: Asian Business Networks and The Developmental State
Multinational Enterprises, Transnational Corporations, and International Networks
The Spirit of Informationalism
The Transformation of Work and Employment: Networkers, Jobless, and Flextimers
The Historical Evolution of Employment and Occupational Structure in Advanced Capitalist Countries: The G-7, 1920-2005
Postindustrialism, The Service Economy, and The Informational Society
The Transformation of Employment Structure, 1920-1970 and 1970-1990
The New Occupational Structure
The Maturing of The Informational Society: Employment Projections into The Twenty-First Century
Summing Up: The Evolution of Employment Structure and Its Implications For A Comparative Analysis of The Informational Society
Is There A Global Labor Force?
The Work Process in The Informational Paradigm
The Effects of Information Technology On Employment: Toward A Jobless Society?
Work and The Informational Divide: Flextimers
Information Technology and The Restructuring of Capital-Labor Relations: Social Dualism Or Fragmented Societies?
Statistical Tables For Chapter 4
Methodological Note and Statistical References
The Culture of Real Virtuality: The Integration of Electronic Communication, The End of The Mass Audience, and The Rise of Inte

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