Inside the Communication Revolution: Evolving Patterns of Social and Technical Interaction

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What does it mean to live and work inside the information and communication technology revolution? Drawing upon cognitive, economic, management, political, and sociological theories, this book focuses on the nature and significance of newly-emerging patterns of social and technical interaction as digital technologies become more pervasive in the knowledge economy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198296560
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/18/2002
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robin Mansell holds the Dixons Chair in New Media and the Internet within the Interdepartmental Programme on Media and Communication at the London School of Economics and Political Science. From 1988 to 2000, she was Professor of Information and Communication Technology Policy, Director of the Information, Networks & Knowledge (INK) Centre, and Director of Research, Science & Technology Policy Research (SPRU), all at the University of Sussex. Previous publications include Mobilizing the Information Society (with W. E. Steinmueller, OUP 2000), and Communication by Design (ed. with R. Silverstone, OUP 1996).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction
Pt. I Mediating Social and Technical Relationships
2 Virtual Communities and the New Economy
3 Cyberspace and Social Distinctions: Two Metaphors and a Theory
4 Knowledge Management Meets the Virtual Organization in the Newspaper Industry
5 Mind the Gap: Digital Certificates, Trust, and the Electronic Marketplace
6 The Colleague in the Machine: Electronic Commerce in the London Insurance Market
7 Re-Personalizing Data in the Banking Industry
Pt. II Building Capabilities for Knowledge Exchange
8 Co-Design in Action: Knowledge-Sharing, Mediation, and Learning
9 The Distribution of Spatial Data: Data-sharing and Mediated Cooperation
10 Master of My Domain: The Politics of Internet Governance
11 Missing Concepts in the 'Missing Links' for Brazilian Telecommunication
12 Conclusion: Social Relations, Mediating Power, and Technologies
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