The Finnish Information Society in a Global Context
The world is currently characterized by the rise of information societies. During the 1990s, the market and other sectors embraced technology in order to make daily tasks simpler. A distinguishing feature of the Information Age is diversity; information societies cannot be patterned exactly as one country from another. The purpose of this chapter is to provide a background in order to explain how Finland can serve as a model of development to other countries. In general, the chapter examines Finland's combination of a welfare state and information society, its history and economy which are both factors as to why the country has become one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world.
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