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Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

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

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Humankind has always lived in a knowledge society. Yet, although we have been discussing the problem of valid knowledge since Plato and probably before, it was only in the second half of the 20th ... More


Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Gerardo Patriotta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Knowledge is a very seductive, but elusive concept. Following the wider debate about the emergence of the information age and the knowledge society, recent years have seen an explosion of writings ... More


Savage Peoples and Civilizing Powers

Colin G. Calloway

in White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195340129
eISBN:
9780199867202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340129.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

A core component of colonial projects in both the Highlands and Indian North America was to convert the tribal inhabitants, who were assumed to exist at an inferior stage of development. This chapter ... More


Intellectual Property and Development as Freedom

Madhavi Sunder

in The Development Agenda: Global Intellectual Property and Developing Countries

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195342109
eISBN:
9780199866823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342109.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Since 1990, the United Nations has understood development in the broad terms of expanding human capabilities, thanks in part to Amartya Sen. Sen's vision of “development as freedom” is pluralist, ... More


Assuring successful lifelong learning: can neuroscience provide the key?

Christiane Spiel, Barbara Schober, Petra Wagner, and Monika Finsterwald

in Neuroscience in Education: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600496
eISBN:
9780191739187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600496.003.0087
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development, Behavioral Neuroscience

The use of the term ‘neuro’ in scientific contexts has become more and more popular. Many politicians and practitioners, especially in the field of education, seem to believe that scientific work ... More


Intellectual Artillery

Song-Chuan Chen

in Merchants of War and Peace: British Knowledge of China in the Making of the Opium War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390564
eISBN:
9789888390274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390564.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter observes that the Warlike party launched an informational war to penetrate the soft borders that constrained information flow and interaction. Their efforts concentrated on the Society ... More


The Church in an Age of Projects

Brent S. Sirota

in The Christian Monitors: The Church of England and the Age of Benevolence, 1680-1730

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300167108
eISBN:
9780300199277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167108.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter considers the imperatives of Anglican reform in the ensuing settlement of the established church. It describes how the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (SPCK) emerged from a ... More


Technocratic Calculation: Economy, Evidence and Experiments

Anders Esmark

in The New Technocracy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781529200874
eISBN:
9781529200898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529200874.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

The chapter takes up the technocratic preoccupation with quantification, measurement and scientific politics. While this is a consistent feature of technocratic governance, the proliferation of ... More


Reflections on the Global Knowledge Society

David John Frank and John W. Meyer

in The University and the Global Knowledge Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202051
eISBN:
9780691202075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202051.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter analyzes the resultant model of a knowledge society dependent on the credentials and cultural content provided by the university. It describes universalistic rationalism as the defining ... More


Knowledge Societies

in The Library and the Workshop: Social Democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762632
eISBN:
9780804772921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762632.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the social democratic vision of the knowledge society and its interpretation of the social organization of knowledge as equality or meritocracy. It discusses the differences ... More


The Church: Anglicanism and the Nationalization of Maritime Space

Brent S. Sirota

in Mercantilism Reimagined: Political Economy in Early Modern Britain and Its Empire

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199988532
eISBN:
9780199369997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988532.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, History of Ideas

Religious outreach to the maritime world in the later seventeenth and eighteenth centuries constituted a movement to overcome the moral hazard of the ocean and to inscribe the sea and seafaring ... More


Google Me: One-Click Democracy

Barbara Cassin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278060
eISBN:
9780823280506
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278060.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

In this witty and openly polemical critique of Google, Barbara Cassin looks at Google’s claims to organize knowledge, and its alleged ethical basis, through a reading of its two founding principles: ... More


The Expanded University and the Knowledge Society: Linkages and Bound Aries

David John Frank and John W. Meyer

in The University and the Global Knowledge Society

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202051
eISBN:
9780691202075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202051.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter depicts the elaborated and porous interface between the university and society, paying special attention to the expanded number and range of linkages. It analyzes how people and ... More


Anglican Religious Societies, Organizations, and Missions

David Manning

in The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume II: Establishment and Empire, 1662 -1829

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199644636
eISBN:
9780191838941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199644636.003.0022
Subject:
Religion, Church History, History of Christianity

This chapter provides the first critical survey of those societies that worked under the rubric of the Church of England over the course of its ‘long eighteenth century’. Transcending a scholarly ... More


Religious Societies for Distributing Books

Isabel Rivers

in Vanity Fair and the Celestial City: Dissenting, Methodist, and Evangelical Literary Culture in England 1720-1800

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198269960
eISBN:
9780191851209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198269960.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature, History of Christianity

This chapter traces the beginning and development of tract publication and distribution from the later seventeenth through to the early nineteenth centuries, with accounts in chronological order of ... More


Creating the Knowledge Individual

in The Library and the Workshop: Social Democracy and Capitalism in the Knowledge Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762632
eISBN:
9780804772921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762632.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the idea of the knowledge citizen, the constantly learning and relearning individual who supposedly inhabits the knowledge society. It suggests that social democracy is still ... More


The Upper Paleolithic as History

John F. Hoffecker

in Landscape of the Mind: Human Evolution and the Archaeology of Thought

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231147040
eISBN:
9780231518482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231147040.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter begins by illustrating V. Gordon Childe's role in shifting the subject of archaeology from artifacts to people. In his book Society and Knowledge, Childe presents a theory of progress ... More


Max Boisot and the Dynamic Evolution of Knowledge

Martin Ihrig and John Child

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The introductory chapter outlines Max Boisot’s Information-Space (I-Space), a conceptual framework that facilitates the study of knowledge flows in diverse populations of ‘agents’. As one of Boisot’s ... More


The University and the Global Knowledge Society

David John Frank and John W. Meyer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202051
eISBN:
9780691202075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202051.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The university is experiencing an unprecedented level of success today, as more universities in more countries educate more students in more fields. At the same time, the university has become ... More


Our Mission is to Organize the World’s Information

Barbara Cassin

in Google Me: One-Click Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278060
eISBN:
9780823280506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278060.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The first of two chapters that analyse in philological and philosophical detail each term of the claims made by Google with its two dominant mottos: “Our mission is to organize the world’s ... More


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