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The challenges of the information society

B.H. Rudall (Norbert Wiener Institute of Systems and Cybernetics and Bangor University, Bangor, UK)
C.J.H. Mann (Bangor University, Bangor, UK)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 17 June 2008

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review current developments that have been initiated to meet the challenges of the information society.

Design/methodology/approach

The approach takes the form of a general review and survey of selected research and development (R&D) topics.

Findings

The paper illustrates the multi‐ and trans‐disciplinary nature of cybernetics, systems and management sciences.

Practical implications

The choice of reviews provides an awareness of the current trends in these areas of endeavour.

Originality/value

The reviews are selected from a global database and give a studied assessment of present‐day R&D initiatives.

Keywords

Citation

Rudall, B.H. and Mann, C.J.H. (2008), "The challenges of the information society", Kybernetes, Vol. 37 No. 6, pp. 721-728. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920810876918

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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