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Spåren av framtiden: Näringslivets utmaingar i informationssamhället speglade i politiska intentioner och tre utbildningsföretags uppfattningar
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture.
2008 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Traces in the future : The challenges of the business world in the information society mirrored in political intentions and in three views from the training and consultancy industry (English)
Abstract [en]

There are numerous of ideas and theories around the present development in our global society, describing an ever changing era based and propelled by information and communication technology (ICT). How influential has this development been on political visions and intentions and on the business worlds views on important competencies? The purpose of this thesis is to describe the national and international visions of important competencies in the “information society”. Through a case study, focused on how the training and consultancy industry apprehends and answer to this change and development, as they often act as agents for new trends in the business world both as accommodators and originators. The growth and speed of the universally available information demands knowhow in seeking, analyzing and managing information, and this competence is crucial today. To place my study in an adequate theoretical context it is placed in the realms of Information Literacy (IL). I will describe and discuss connections between IL and workplace processes. All political visions in my research are unanimous and have an extremely positive, almost naïve approach to the future effects that the ICT development will have on our society. The case study shows that, even if the predecessors don’t speak or use the term information literacy they are well aware of the challenges and problems related to Information Literacy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 65 p.
Keyword [en]
Information literacy, required competence, business world, knowledge economy, compentencies
Keyword [sv]
Informationssamhälle, kompetensutveckling, näringsliv, politiska intentioner, utbildningsföretag, kunskapssamhälle
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-15119ISRN: LIU-ISAK/KSM-A--08/002--SEOAI: diva2:113816
K2, Linköpings universitet, Campus Norrköping , Norrköping (Swedish)
Omvärldsbevakning och Omvärldsanalys
Available from: 2008-10-30 Created: 2008-10-16 Last updated: 2009-03-10Bibliographically approved

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