The Network Economy. The Role of information in Providing Coordination & Control. Cognition & Coordination. (Courtesy of Joisyshowaa ). Beniger’s Conceptual Metaphor & Social Mechanisms. (Courtesy of Retinol. Entropy & the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
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The Role of information in Providing Coordination & Control
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Entropy & the Second Law of Thermodynamics.
Systems must be open if they are to prevent entrophy
Information allows systems to survive & maintain control.
Information technologies increasingly provide the means.
A system that provides communication and a feedback mechanism.
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Title: Middle Man; Artist: Adam... from Bear and Bird
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“Resolution of the crisis demanded new means of communication, as Durkheim perceived, to control an economy shifting from local segmented markets to higher levels of organization—what might be seen as the growing ‘systemness’ of society. This capacity to communicate & process information is one component of what structural-functionalists following Durkheim have called the problem of integration, the growing need for cooperation of functions that accompanies differentiation and specialization in any system (Beniger: 11)
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= The need for communication, information processing and decision-making to move the entire system at the increased speed.
How are Toyota’s problems related to Beniger’s control revolution. How might they be resolved. What role will networks (social and otherwise) play? What solutions would you suggest?