Information Society and Consensus Formation in Finland

  • Peter T. Knight
  • Jorma Routti
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


Finland, a Nordic country bordering Russia and Sweden with a territory the size of Germany but a population of only 5.4 million in 2011, managed in the 1990s a high-profile breakthrough to the forefront of the international information society. The case of Finland is interesting for two reasons. First, Finland transformed itself in a short period from a resource-intensive economy into a knowledge economy very much driven by the information and communications sector. Second, this transformation coincided with a major economic crisis in the early 1990s. Recovery from a deep recession and major structural transformation took place simultaneously.


Knowledge Economy Information Society Information Society Development Information Society Program Economic Policy Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Creative Industries ManagementHelsinkiFinland

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