Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1986 Vol.1, No.3/4



Title: 'Informatization' of industry and society: The third industrial revolution


Author: Dieter G. Altenpohl


Address: Professor for Technology, Business School St. Gall, Switzerland; Visiting Professor for Materials Science, University of Virginia, USA


Abstract: 'Informatization' is a generic term that covers a range of simultaneous developments in science, technology, industry and administration which have far-reaching social and political implications. The development of informatization is linked with a number of technological developments: the miniaturization and falling cost of electronics; the integration of such techniques as telecommunications and computing; the widespread effect of these changes in industry, administration, and public and private life. This paper reviews the areas in which the impact of informatization is evident, and attempts to assess its long-term implications for both industry and society as a whole.


Keywords: information technology; informatisation; military electronics; social impact; third industrial revolution.


DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1986.026169


Int. J. of Technology Management, 1986 Vol.1, No.3/4, pp.327 - 340


Available online: 27 May 2009



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