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Information Disasters in Networked Organizations (Hosking & McNamee, 2006). The role of networks in "big events" has been noted tentatively in Friedman, Rossi, and Flom, (2006). Likewise, further studies into individual and corporate information culture and infor- mation skills and behaviour have to be considered. And finally, we should ask ourselves about the usefulness for learning purposes of the dissemination and exchange of cases and stories such as those mentioned, in order to raise individual and corporate awareness of these events and the need to prevent them. mation culture, such as misuse of e-mail forwarding or information product conceptualisation. And finally, we need to keep an eye on other factors, such as the in- formational consequences of high-speed organizational growth, intra-organizational and inter-organizational cultural distance, and the mismanagement of physical space with undesired consequences for information and knowledge management. I reFerences Balbastre, G. (2005). Comisiones de expertos habitu- ales (Commissions of the usual experts). Le Monde Diplomatique edición española, 114, 32. Beck, U. (1986). Risikogesellschaft. Auf fem Weg in eine andere Moderne (Risk society: Towards a new modernity). Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp. Boisot, M. (1998). Knowledge assets. New York: Ox- ford University Press. Caldwell, B. (1996, August 19). No management med- conclusIon The late industrial age brought new awareness of the potential risks involved in technology-intensive orga- nizations and devices. The framework for the study of man-made industrial-era disasters was established by Turner (1978), and included many aspects of informa- tion. The informational focus in the study of disasters was reinforced by Horton and Lewis's (1991) case studies and "dysfunctional information attitudes and behaviour" proposal. The need for a renewed focus and