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Living in ‘Two Spaces’: Organisations in the Information Economy

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Feng Li


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Despite the significant progress in research on information systems and organisations in recent years, a major shortcoming of most such work is the lack of geographical considerations. This is surprising given the inherent spatial nature of networked information systems. In this paper, we argue that the emergence of the electronic space and the consequent co-existence of 'two spaces' (i.e. the electronic space and the physical space) represent a fundamental change in the environment for organisations, and this change has been, and will continue to be, a main source of organisational innovations. Valuable lessons can be learnt from geographical research on the information highway over the last ten years or so. The empirical evidence from our case studies is used to illustrate some emerging tendencies. A number of themes for further research will also be highlighted.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Li F, Williams H

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Information Systems Review

Year: 2000

Volume: 1

Issue: 1

Pages: 23-42

ISSN (print): 1534-665X

ISSN (electronic): 2157-9547

Publisher: Clute Institute for Academic Research