The Information Society and the Welfare State: The Finnish Model

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Oxford University Press, 2004 - Business & Economics - 200 pages
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This book takes an international approach by discussing the information society and overall business environment of Finland. Known throughout the world for its successful companies and its exceptional rates of innovation, this volume discusses the country's total transformation in technology, corporate business and education. It creates a complete model of comparison to other economies. Finally, it discusses Finland's future challenges as well as what can be learned to enhance an existing society.

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Case study involving Finnish social systems and information tech. Read full review

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Manuel Castells is a big name in information society thinking and writing. This is a brief book; a case study of Finland. It puts Finland in the same category as Silicon Valley and Singapore... places ... Read full review

About the author (2004)


Manuel Castells is the Wallis Annenberg Chair Professor of Communication Technology and Society at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, as well as Research Professor of the Information Society at the Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona. He is also Professor Emeritus of Sociology and of Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and Visiting Professor at MIT.
Peter Himanen carries out research at the Helsinki Institute for Information Technology. His studies have been published in nineteen languages.