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The Ideology of the Information Wave (IW)

The Ideology of the Information Wave (IW)
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Author(s): Andrew Targowski (Western Michigan University, USA) and Omar Khalil (University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, USA)
Copyright: 2000
Pages: 4
Source title: Challenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-84-1.ch029

Abstract

The paper is a general review of Information Wave’s (IW) ideologies. IW is an ongoing process of political (ideological), economic, social, and technical configurations and relations. Conflicted IW ideologies must be reconciled. The interests of info-economic utility and social justice need to be balanced. Social awareness of IW must be promoted. A healthy and peaceful living can be achieved by simultaneous promotion of localized economies and identities and globalized consciousness. International institutions, led by the United Nations, must take on new roles and adopt new strategies to build up a dynamic and creative relationship between the need for a global market and the needs of the small entities. Further knowledge that gives permanence and stability to the moral standards, which afford reasonable scope for genuine adjustments, adaptations and innovations, must be advanced. It makes morality reign supreme for ICT developers, operators, users and policy makers; and ensures that the affairs of life, instead of dominated by self-centered desires and interests, are regulated by norms of morality.

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