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Enterprise and organisational change

Graham Room

in The European challenge

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347398
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347398.003.0005
Enterprise and organisational change

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This chapter aims to examine the new knowledge-based economy. It also seeks to determine the major challenges that this economy presents for policy makers and to suggest tools which they might use for monitoring change and for steering social and economic transformation. It explains that the focus on the digital economy tends to divert attention from the organisational and managerial changes that appear to be central to the new economy if the full benefits for competitiveness are to be realised. It clarifies that ICT investments must be combined with new managerial and organisational techniques and a skilled labour force that gives rise to vital competitiveness improvements.

Keywords: knowledge-based economy; policy makers; economic transformation; digital economy; ICT; labour force

Chapter.  8394 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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