Presentation Details

The Fourth International Conference on Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organisations

Competition, Technology, and Planning for Libraries and Information Services: Theorists, Critics, and Commentators

Eric Flower.

Models of business competition and technology may be applied to both library and corporate information services in today’s information economy. The works of business competition theorists, critics, and commentators will combine with the technology of Moore’s Law, Metcalfe’s Law, and the Bandwidth Scaling Law to create a new non-mediated, low transaction cost, media-rich networked information environment. Ten critical planning questions are presented.


Eric Flower  (United States)
University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu

Eric Flower (BA, MA Economics; MLS) is the Librarian at the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu, Pearl City, HI, USA where he is also an adjunct lecturer in the Professional Studies Division. He was Editor-in-Chief of Computers in Libraries magazine from 1990 to 1992, and from 1993 through 2002 wrote the Wintel industry review and forecast for the annual buyer’s guide issue.

  • Bandwidth Scaling Law
  • Competition
  • Information delivery
  • Libraries
  • Metcalfe’s Law
  • Moore’s Law
  • Technology
Person as Subject
  • Downes, Larry Metcalfe, Robert Moore, Gordon Porter, Michael Recklies, Dagmar

(30 min. Conference Paper, English)