Modelling the Transition from the Industrial to the Informational Revolution

  title={Modelling the Transition from the Industrial to the Informational Revolution},
  author={Y. Veneris},
  journal={Environment and Planning A},
  pages={399 - 416}
  • Y. Veneris
  • Published 1990
  • Computer Science
  • Environment and Planning A
The transition from the industrial to the informational revolution is a major current global issue. Its complex dynamic trajectories are explored by means of a methodological modelling framework, based on cybernetics and dynamic systems, taking into account alternative value and social contexts. 

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