Firm Objectives, Controls and Organization: The Use of Information and the Transfer of Knowledge within the Firm / Edition 1

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The actual organization and use of information systems in American, European and Japanese firms are investigated and compared with theoretical conclusions. Finally, following the experimental evolution of the information products over the past twenty years, the results presented indicate that information and communication firms are now starting to offer the kind of business information systems predicted by the analysis.
The transformation of business information systems technology can be followed in the Chronicle, which is provided on diskette and which covers the development of modern IT and telecommunications industries. The data are arranged to allow researchers to reconfigure the data according to their own needs.

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"In the book … Gunnar Eliasson further develops his theory of the role and structure of firms operating in the experimentally organized economy (EOE). Eliasson’s concept of the firm as an experimental machine within his construct of the EOE offers an important contribution to the theory of the firm. … this book offers economists a unique model of human organization into business firms as a response to fundamental uncertainty and limited human capacity." (Adam Kaufman, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Vol. 60, 2006)

Reports on the actual organization and use of information systems in companies in the US, Europe, and Japan, and compares those findings to theoretical predictions made some years ago. Also follows the experimental evolution of information products over the past 20 years and finds that information and communication companies are also on the expected track. A 3.5<"> disk for WordPerfect 5.1 chronicles the transformation of business information systems technology. Addressed to researchers of business and technology. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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List of Figures. List of Tables. Foreword. Part I: Theory. I. The Economics of Innovations, Coordination, Selection, and Knowledge Transfer. II. The Organization of Production, Markets and Administrative Control Systems - A General Theory of Innovation and Information, or the Experimentally Organized Economy. III. The Firm as an Experimental Machine - Its Decision Problem. Part II: Practice. IV. The Firm - Its Control System in Practice. V. The Universal Information System - A Fantasy or a Feasible New Product? VI. The Experimental Evolution of a New Information Product. Part III: A Chronicle of Events that Mark the Experimental Evolution of a New Information Product. VII. Systems Components and the New Information Product Defined. Supplement 1: Office automation and business information systems makers - announcement of entry. Supplement 2: Spin-off, start-up and major innovations chronology. Supplement 3: Interviewed firms. Subject Index. Bibliography. Appended as diskette: A Chronicle of Events that Mark the Experimental Evolution of a New Information Product.

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