I want to visit Finland this winter to learn why your country is excelling ours in digital technology. Do you have any advice for me/. Do you recommend any…

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25.11.2001

I want to visit Finland this winter to learn why your country is excelling ours in digital technology. Do you have any advice for me/. Do you recommend any books explaining the digital revolution in Finland. I was thinking of starting by touring the major companies, Nokia, etc.

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28.11.2001
Last updated
28.11.2001

General information about Finland and also about information technology in Finland you can find in Virtual Finland http://virtual.finland.fi

There is at least tree organisations, which you could check out:
*Sitra, the Finnish National Fund for Research and Development http://sitra.tjhosting.com/eng
*Tekes, the National Technology Agency http://www.tekes.fi
*Fintra http://www.fintra.fi

These organisations have publicatins also in Internet for excample:
Quality of life, knowledge and competitiveness Premises and objectives for strategic development of the Finnish information society
http://194.100.30.11/tietoyhteiskunta//english/st51/eng2062b.htm
more you can find in their pages.

Ministry of Trade and Industry http://www.vn.fi/ktm/eng and Ministry of Transport and Communications http://www.mintc.fi/www/sivut/english have also some analysis about digital technology in Finland. See the pages.

Here is two books in English, which you can find in http://www.amazon.com
*Steinbock, Dan: The Nokia revolution - the story of an extraordinary company that transformed an industry.
*Big Shots, Business the Nokia Way: Secrets of the World's Fastest Moving Company

More books about issue:
*The Finnish model of the information society, M. Castells, P. Himanen
*High technology Finland 2001 /[publ. by the Finnish Academies of Technology
*Nokia - a big company in a small country / Jyrki Ali-Yrkkö ... [et al.] Taloustieto, [Helsinki], 2000 Etla. B. 162.

Maybe they have Ebsco -database http://www.epnet.com in your home library or some other fulltext article databases. Search - telecommunications Finland- or -Nokia Finland- gives for excample fulltext articles:
*A Finnish fable, Economist, 10/14/2000, Vol. 357 Issue 8192, p83, 3p,
*Finland is now Nokialand, Institutional Investor, Jun2001, Vol. 35 Issue 6p, p75, 8p

Finally here is some useful links like Nokia and some Universities:
http://www.nokia.com/main.html http://lib.hut.fi/index-en.html
http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/index.en.html http://www.vtt.fi/indexe.htm http://www.info.uta.fi/winsoc/index.htm

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