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The Information Society and the Welfare StateThe Finnish Model$
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Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256990

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256990.001.0001

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The Information Society and the Welfare State

Manuel Castells

Pekka Himanen

Oxford University Press

Recently, industrial economies are shifting towards informationalisation. At the forefront of this trend are the financial markets that adopted innovations brought about by these changes. The growth of various industries, especially in the field of telecommunications has become one of the factors behind Finland's economic achievement. Another factor is the county's use of a network management model which is also discussed briefly in this chapter. One of the companies that contributed to Finland's development is Nokia, one of the local companies that became successful in the telecommunications industry. An analysis of the relationship between Nokia and Finland in terms of politics and economics is also included in the chapter. The chapter goes on to discuss the management strategies that Nokia used in order to become a successful telecommunications company.

Keywords:   telecommunication, industrial economies, network management model, Nokia, Finland, management strategies, informationalisation

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