Capítulo de livro
Manuel Castells and Informationalism
Cátia Miriam Costa (Costa, C. M.); Tiago Lima Quintanilha (Quintanilha, T. L.); Sandro Mendonça (Mendonça, S.);
Título Livro
Management, organizations and contemporary social theory
Ano
2019
Língua
Inglês
País
Reino Unido
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Abstract/Resumo
Understanding how the social appropriation of information and communication technologies came to define the contemporary period is critical for researchers and practitioners of innovation, business and management. This paper explores how the work of Manuel Castells as a social theorist provides the intellectual tools and the encompassing lenses to enable the study and navigate the process of structural transformation in which our lives have been engulfed from the 1970s onwards. Castells’ procedure of considering technology, social usages and structural history leads him to a key conceptual result: the introduction of the “Network Society” concept. His ideas have most notably been applied to the field of communications studies, which he analyses through the prism of power. However, these insights are not containable in one single discipline as the implications of informationalism stretch in a variety of directions, making other dimensions of society amenable to the network perspective. Organisational studies are one topic in which this line of enquiry may fruitfully be pursued.
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Palavras-chave
  • Economia e Gestão - Ciências Sociais
  • Sociologia - Ciências Sociais
  • Geografia Económica e Social - Ciências Sociais
  • Ciências da Comunicação - Ciências Sociais
  • Línguas e Literaturas - Humanidades
Registos de financiamentos
Referência de financiamento Entidade Financiadora
UID/SOC/03126/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
UID/CPO/03122/2013 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
SFRH/BD/131338/2017 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
SFRH/BPD/113289/2015 Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia