- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- List of Abbreviations
- The challenges of ICTs
- The ICT paradigm
- Markets and policies in new knowledge economies
- Globalization of the ICT labour force
- Productivity and ICTs: A review of the evidence
- Economic policy analysis and the internet: Coming to terms with a telecommunications anomaly
- Internet diffusion and the geography of the digital divide in the United States
- The economics of ICTs: Building blocks and implications
- On confronting some common myths of is strategy discourse
- Information technology sourcing: Fifteen years of learning
- ICT, organizations, and networks
- Information technology and the dynamics of organizational change
- Making sense of ICT, new media, and ethics
- Electronic networks, power, and democracy
- E‐democracy: The history and future of an idea
- Communicative entitlements and democracy: The future of the digital divide debate
- Governance and state organization in the digital era
- Privacy protection and ICT: Issues, instruments, and concepts
- Surveillance, power, and everyday life
- New media literacies: At the intersection of technical, cultural, and discursive knowledges
- Youthful experts? A critical appraisal of children's emerging internet literacy
- The interrelations between online and offline: Questions, issues, and implications
- ICTs and political movements
- ICTs and communities in the twentyfirst century: Challenges and perspectives
- ICTs and inequality: Net gains for women?
Abstract and Keywords
This article first reviews some widespread claims that associate ICTs with patterns of interaction, work, and communication that are said to be conducive to the structural arrangement of the network. In so doing, it seeks to lay bare and occasionally question a few key assumptions on which these claims are predicated. It endeavours to develop an alternative explanation of networks that is closely associated with the contemporary growth dynamics of information and the technologies which sustain and give it momentum. A key element of these dynamics is manifested in the increasing decomposability and mobility of a growing number of operations and resources that can thus be lifted out of particular contexts, and transferred, reshuffled, and recombined, often on a global scale. The article concludes by positioning an appreciation of these claims within the nexus of institutional relationships associated with current developments, and evaluating them critically.
Jannis Kallinikos is Reader in Information Systems at the Information Systems Group, Department of Management, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK.
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