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Information Space (RLE: Organizations)

1st Edition

By Max Boisot


568 pages

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In this book the author lays the foundations for a new political economy of information. The information space, or I-Space is the conceptual framework in which organizations, institutions and cultures are being transformed by new information and communication technologies. In the penultimate chapter, the I-Space’s usefulness as an explanatory framework is illustrated with an application: a case study of China’s modernization. Information Space proposes a radical shift in the way that we approach the emerging information age and the implications it holds for societies, organizations and individuals.


‘A first class treatise…a milestone in economic thinking’ Ervin Laslo, The General Evolution Group

‘Boisot is a fine writer, an elegant thinker….This knowledge of culture is indispensable to the design of strategies for institutional change’ Laurence E Lynn Jr, University of Chicago

‘This is one of those rare path-breaking books which academics or practitioners should not ignore.’ John Child, University of Cambridge.

Table of Contents

List of Figures, tables. Foreword. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Orienting Thoughts on Information. 2. The Structuring of Information. 3. The Sharing of Information. 4. Dynamic Behaviour: The Social Learning Cycle. 5. Institutions. 6. Culture as Economizing. 7. Case Study – Socialist Transformations. 8. Conclusions.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior