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The Information Society and the Welfare State

The Finnish Model

Manuel Castells and Pekka Himanen

  • High-profile authors with international reputations
  • An alternative to the Silicon Valley model of innovation and growth
  • Analyses the factors that have produced world-leading IT companies
  • Discusses Finland's 'virtuous cycle' between the information society and the welfare state
  • First accessible study of the Finnish information society