In S. Junghagen & H. C. J. Linderoth (Eds.), Intelligent Management in the Knowledge Economy. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. ‘This anthology gives important and interesting perspectives on the management of information systems in different organisational contexts. . . the papers are important contributions to the research area’s future development.’ – From the preface by Christian Tangkjær, Scandinavian Academy of Management StudiesThe knowledge economy is a notion that has been used, since the end of the last decade, to describe a new economic order perceived by scholars and practitioners. The authors argue that this order, triggered by new information and communication technologies, has resulted in a different set of challenges for effective management of the contemporary firm. Knowledge will play an important role in managing these challenges, with the onus being on new hardware and software as much as how businesses can be organised with regard to relationships with customers and suppliers.