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Communication in social networks of territorial animals: networking at different levels in birds and other systems

Giuliano Matessi, Ricardo J. Matos, and Torben Dabelsteen

in Sociobiology of Communication: an interdisciplinary perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199216840
eISBN:
9780191712043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216840.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Communication allows individuals to share information and plays a central role in determining animal social behaviour. Animals live in social networks of multiple individuals connected by links ... More


Networks, Diffusion, and Cycles of Collective Action

Pamela E. Oliver and Daniel J. Myers

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Uses simulation models to explore network mechanisms in diffusion processes and protest cycles. The network dimension is taken into account, focusing on three processes: information flows, influence ... More


Social Communication About Specific Persons: Information Flow

Kenneth H. Craik

in Reputation: A Network Interpretation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195330922
eISBN:
9780199868292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330922.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter analyzes the ongoing social communication process through which news, observations, and impressions about an individual circulate along that person’s reputational network via chat, ... More


Reputation: A Network Interpretation

Kenneth H. Craik

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195330922
eISBN:
9780199868292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195330922.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The network interpretation of reputation advanced in this book depicts the everyday flow and storage of information about a person throughout the extensive lifelong network of all of those other ... More


Information

Brian Skyrms

in Signals: Evolution, Learning, and Information

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199580828
eISBN:
9780191722769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580828.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Science

This chapter shows that information is carried by signals. It flows through signaling networks that not only transmit it, but also filter, combine, and process it in various ways. We can investigate ... More


The Flow of Information

Stuart Macdonald

in Information for Innovation: Managing Change from an Information Perspective

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241477
eISBN:
9780191696947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241477.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter discusses how information should flow in an organization. There are only two ways in which information can exist in any location — either it was created there, or it was transferred ... More


To Own or to Possess? Competence and the Challenge of Appropriability ⋆

Max Boisot and Dorothy Griffiths

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Supporting knowledge management with information technology is widely characterized as a technical challenge — one of devising an information system in which only those people entitled to use a given ... More


The Information-Processing Approach

William Lyons

in Approaches to Intentionality

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752226
eISBN:
9780191695087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752226.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter deals with the information-processing account of Fred Dretske, an account that combines the representational aspect of mental content and the teleological interpretation of its cognitive ... More


Information Technology and its Impact

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/9780198296072.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter inspects what the impact might be if the process for physical resources and of sharing the adaptive benefits that result throughout a population are being enhanced by the microelectronic ... More


Securities Markets and Their Efficiency

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The discussion in this chapter begins with an analysis of central trading places, which looks at the economics of securities trading and the rationale for brokers and central trading places (with ... More


Conclusions

Zachary Shore

in What Hitler Knew: The Battle for Information in Nazi Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195154597
eISBN:
9780199868780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154597.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that Hitler's power to make informed decisions was limited by the very system he created. Hitler trusted no one. He divulged ... More


Power over Information Flow

Dorothy E. Denning

in The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748114
eISBN:
9780814749470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores the notion of power and its effects on information flow. Current information flows are dictated by two conflicting powers—the power to enable information flow, and the power to ... More


A Conceptual Framework: The I-Space

Max Boisot and Markus Nordberg

in Collisions and Collaboration: The Organization of Learning in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199567928
eISBN:
9780191728945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567928.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

The ATLAS experiment at CERN, having entered the operational phase in September 2008, is designed to run for fifteen to twenty years. In terms of its aims, its sheer size, its complexity, and the ... More


The Politics of the Internet II: Privacy and Liberty in Cyberspace

Manuel Castells

in The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199255771
eISBN:
9780191698279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255771.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This chapter begins by discussing how countries, particularly the United States, control the flow of information in the Internet, as well as the challenges encountered in doing so. It then examines ... More


Perspectives on the Global Flow of Information

Ramesh Subramanian and Eddan Katz

in The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748114
eISBN:
9780814749470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter presents the book's rationale which is to provide more contemporary perspectives to the nature, effects, and consequences of global networks and information flows. The plurality of views ... More


The Global Flow of Information: Legal, Social, and Cultural Perspectives

Ramesh Subramanian and Eddan Katz (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814748114
eISBN:
9780814749470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814748114.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Internet has been integral to the globalization of a range of goods and production, from intellectual property and scientific research to political discourse and cultural symbols. Yet the ease ... More


Apart from Universes

David Deutsch

in Many Worlds?: Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199560561
eISBN:
9780191721380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199560561.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Science

A collection of classical universes — even if they interact — is still classical. For instance, it doesn't have entanglement; its elements don't have phases to their amplitudes; it doesn't have ... More


Biosensing in Context: Health Privacy in a Connected World

Helen Nissenbaum and Heather Patterson

in Quantified: Biosensing Technologies in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034173
eISBN:
9780262334549
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034173.003.0005
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Emerging technologies challenge long-standing social norms regarding personal information sharing. In this chapter, we assess contemporary health self-tracking practices through the lens of ... More


The Whispers of Cities: Information Flows in Istanbul, London, and Paris in the Age of William Trumbull

John-Paul A. Ghobrial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199672417
eISBN:
9780191770494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672417.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Oral and epistolary flows of information are the dark matter of early modern history. Omnipresent, yet often imperceptible to the historian’s eye, such information flows connected Europe and the ... More


Applying the I-Space

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/9780198296072.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

I-Space is a conceptual framework built on a theory of information flows. Any theory worth its salt should be tested in encounters with concrete experience. Some of these encounters are explicitly ... More


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