The Network Society

The Network Society

Sylvie Albert (Laurentian University, Canada), Don Flournoy (Ohio University, USA) and Rolland LeBrasseur (Laurentian University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 34
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-771-3.ch001


This book emphasizes the centrality of the human condition—those things that make individuals and communities uniquely human—in our vision of the networked community. It also emphasizes that, to achieve their goals, communities must pay attention to the measurement and evaluation of multiple dimensions. The topics covered in Chapter I include: • The nature of the Network Society; • Communities on the front line of the Network Society; • The change management framework that guides each chapter of this book; • The Intelligent Communities Forum (ICF) and its participating institutions; • Evaluation and measurement as a strategy—measuring with purpose.

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