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“The interesting contribution of this book is not just confined to capturing the role changes that a knowledge based society characterizing post-industrialism demands, but that it is able to bring about a fusion of micro individual and the macro societal role relationships…. This book makes interesting and useful reading for the serious management practitioner interested in gaining a grasp of the role alterations that are taking place in his own work domain, and comprehend its implications. The contribution of this work to sociological theory is in making predictions about the social changes which can come up with the transformation to a knowledge based society.” --Vikalpa “The interesting contribution of this book is not just confined to capturing the role changes that a knowledge based society ...

Creative Minds and Complex Selves
Creative minds and complex selves

The knowledge explosion is transforming the nature of society, and this is nowhere more clear than in the economy. Change is the watchword of the day (Chapter 1), and innovative response to shifting conditions is the litmus test of business success (Chapter 2) as we enter the post-industrial era. But this has been said in some form before. We now seek to pose a series of questions to help us better understand the PI transformation. Our question for this chapter is: What kind of people will society need in order to meet the PI challenge? The answer is people with creative minds and complex selves.

We begin our exploration with a reference to one of the seminal ...

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