The Work of the Swedish Information Technology (IT) Commission in the Perspective of Critical Systems Thinking

  • U. E. Söderberg

Abstract

The Swedish government, on the 17th of March 1994, established a commission with the task to promote the use of Information Technology(IT). Some of the objectives expressed are as follows:
  • Sweden shall be a society where modern IT helps to raise the level of life-quality for all members of society and to develop wealth;

  • The new technology shall be used for information and knowledge seeking in the areas of education, art, science, enterprising and social service;

  • Information technology is of major importance for competition within the Swedish economy, therefore, the Swedish enterprises and their employees must be given the best possibilities for the use of IT;

  • To be the leading European country in IT by year 2010.

Keywords

Information Technology High Tech Industry High Knowledge Human Ability Swedish Society 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • U. E. Söderberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of KarlstadKarlstadSweden

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