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Data, Information, and Knowledge: Have We Got It Right?

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

in Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Economists make the unarticulated assumption that information is something that stands apart from and is independent of the processor of information and its internal characteristics. This book argues ... More


Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Max H. Boisot

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

It is now widely recognized that the effective management of knowledge assets is a key requirement for securing competitive advantage in the emerging information economy. Yet the physical and ... More


Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Stuart Macdonald

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

Information is not taken seriously. Much is said about the information age, the information economy, the information society, and particularly about information technology, but little about ... More


Recapitulation and Conclusion

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This final chapter explores the broader implications of the analysis for strategic management of knowledge assets in the twenty-first century. In industrialized countries, this kind of management ... More


The Growth of the Information Economy

Edward N. Wolff

in Does Education Really Help?: Skill, Work, and Inequality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195189964
eISBN:
9780199850792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189964.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter documents the growth of information workers in the US economy during the postwar period and analyzes the sources of this expansion. The growth in the information economy is important for ... More


Dead Ringers: How Outsourcing Is Changing the Way Indians Understand Themselves

Shehzad Nadeem

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147871
eISBN:
9781400836697
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147871.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

In the Indian outsourcing industry, employees are expected to be “dead ringers” for the more expensive American workers they have replaced—complete with Westernized names, accents, habits, and ... More


Introduction

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

Knowledge has come to be viewed as an advantage in its own right and not simply as an improvement of other kinds of assets. Prompted by the rapid spread of the information economy, knowledge assets ... More


The Customer Relations Factory

Simon Head

in The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195179835
eISBN:
9780199850211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179835.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter examines the importance of customer relations management (CRM) in the new economy in the U.S. It states that CRM has moved forward to the center of corporate strategy and the ... More


Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Missed Information explores three themes about information and modern society: (1) We are neglecting information. Even in our Information Age, we pay more attention to information technology -- the ... More


The personal information economy: trends and prospects for consumers

Perri 6

in The glass consumer: Life in a surveillance society

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347350
eISBN:
9781447303831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347350.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter presents an overview of the personal information economy, exploring its development and importance. It notes the difficulty of overestimating the importance of personal information — ... More


Twain's Brand: Humor in Contemporary American Culture

Judith Yaross Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036439
eISBN:
9781621030577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036439.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

Samuel L. Clemens lost the 1882 lawsuit declaring his exclusive right to use “Mark Twain” as a commercial trademark, but he succeeded in the marketplace, where synergy among his comic journalism, ... More


State of Emergency

Gregory Starrett

in Putting Islam to Work: Education, Politics, and Religious Transformation in Egypt

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520209268
eISBN:
9780520919303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520209268.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses some examples of the way the public economy of information shapes the representations of the political uses of Islam, stating that the public economy of information is the part ... More


Conclusion

Shawn M. Powers and Michael Jablonski

in The Real Cyber War: The Political Economy of Internet Freedom

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039126
eISBN:
9780252097102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039126.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This book has argued that the real cyber war is a competition among different political economies of the information society. It has shown how discourses of “internet freedom” serve to legitimize a ... More


The Rise of Literacy

in Holding On to Reality: The Nature of Information at the Turn of the Millennium

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066257
eISBN:
9780226066226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066226.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Writing has been taken to imbalance the ancestral ways of knowing, but signs and things keep a fine balance in the natural economy of information. Writing allows an endless accumulation of ... More


Compiling the Indian IT Workforce

Carol Upadhya

in Reengineering India: Work, Capital, and Class in an Offshore Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199461486
eISBN:
9780199087495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199461486.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Chapter 2 examines the making of the Indian IT workforce, a process that has been shaped not only by IT companies’ requirements for skilled labour but also by the agency of IT workers. It describes ... More


From Shoes to Computers to Vapor Mitigation Systems

Peter C. Little

in Toxic Town: IBM, Pollution, and Industrial Risks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814760697
eISBN:
9780814764510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814760697.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter traces Endicott's industrial history by examining the Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company (EJ)—the company that made Endicott into the “Magic City” as it transformed the village into a vibrant ... More


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