Education & Technology
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Economic Change, Innovation & Development
"For twenty-five years, Alvin Toffler has been shocking us with his
descriptions of the future. From Future Shock to The Third
Wave, Toffler has argued that we are involved in nothing less than a
change of civilization - as profound as that from
hunter-gatherer to agricultural, from agricultural to industrial. Now back
with a new book, War and Anti- War, Toffler is as
provocative as ever, as he examines the increasingly bloody consequences
of cultures in collision as the Digital Revolution
Shock Wave (Anti) Warrior (Alvin Toffler)
Cyberspace and the American
Dream: A Magna Carta for the
Knowledge Age [August 1994]
The central event of the 20th century is the overthrow of matter. In
technology, economics, and the
politics of nations, wealth -- in the form of physical resources
-- has been losing value and significance.
The powers of mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force
In a First Wave economy, land and farm labor are the main
"factors of production." In a Second Wave
economy, the land remains valuable while the "labor" becomes
massified around machines and larger
industries. In a Third Wave economy, the central resource -- a
single word broadly encompassing data,
information, images, symbols, culture, ideology, and values --
is actionable knowledge.
Views on Shifts and Change
(Literature + Sites)
Paul Krugman on
"Downsizing" (from Slate) [now: subscription required]
Centre for Innovation and Structural Change [Ireland]
The Centre for Innovation & Structural Change (CISC) is a new
interdisciplinary research centre at the National University of Ireland,
Galway, partnered by University College Dublin and Dublin City University
Malhotra, Yogesh, Ph.D.
Role of Information Technology in
Managing Organizational Change and Organizational
Interdependence Copyright, 1993,
This paper sets forth the application of open systems theory for
generating propositions regarding the management
of organizational change and organizational interdependence by
application of IT.
Morrison, J. Ian.
THE SECOND CURVE : MANAGING THE VELOCITY OF CHANGE. 1996.
[HD58.8 .M655 1996.]
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