Chapter 3. The Network Enterprise: The Culture, Institutions, and Organizations of the Informational Economy

  1. Manuel Castells

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319514.ch3

The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface

The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface

How to Cite

Castells, M. (2009) The Network Enterprise: The Culture, Institutions, and Organizations of the Informational Economy, in The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319514.ch3

Author Information

  1. Santa Monica, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2009

Book Series:

  1. The Information Age

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196864

Online ISBN: 9781444319514

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Keywords:

  • network enterprise - culture, institutions, organizations of informational economy;
  • informational economy - characterized by specific culture and institutions;
  • economic restructuring, 1980s - reorganizing strategies in business firms;
  • “Toyotism”- management–worker cooperation, multifunctional labor, total quality control;
  • inter-firm networking;
  • corporate strategic alliances;
  • vertical corporation model crisis and business network rise;
  • networking the networks, Cisco model;
  • information technology and network enterprise;
  • East Asian economic organization based on business networks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Organizational Trajectories in the Restructuring of Capitalism and in the Transition from Industrialism to Informationalism

  • Information Technology and the Network Enterprise

  • Culture, Institutions, and Economic Organization: East Asian Business Networks

  • Multinational Enterprises, Transnational Corporations, and International Networks

  • The Spirit of Informationalism