Networked economy

Effects on organisational development and the role of education
  • Mikko J. Ruohonen
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 161)


The knowledge-based, networked economy demands new forms of collaboration between experts and organisations. Different domains of knowledge need to be integrated in order to create a new multidisciplinary approach for managing the challenge which we here call ‘e-thinking’. Knowledge-based change is facilitated by the platform of modern ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and demands new and innovative concepts from the domains of e-business, e-work and e-learning. In support of a comprehensive e-thinking evolution at least these three domains of expertise need to be understood. Problems with the implementation of each of those “e-domain” approaches will be discussed and the rationale for integrating them is emphasised. Successful implementation of knowledge-based professional development is argued to be the alignment of organisational objectives, understanding of work and business processes, and knowledge about learning at work.

Key words

e-business e-learning e-work organisational development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mikko J. Ruohonen
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  1. 1.Department of Computer SciencesUniversity of TampereFinland

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