Valuing Technology

 Taschenbuch
Besorgungstitel | Lieferzeit:3-5 Tage I
ISBN-13:
9780415192118
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
26.08.1999
Seiten:
272
Autor:
Janice McLaughlin
Gewicht:
411 g
Format:
234x156x14 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Introduction. Valuing Technology. Technology acquisition and consumption. Drivers of change: organisational and technological imperatives. Organisational Cultures and Identities. Administering organisational space: standardisation and malleability. Mediating change: corporate and workplace culture. Rationalising knowledge: professional identity and the construction of need. Gendered organisation, gendered technology. Finding Certainty. Making it useable: Constructions of usability. Securing stability, constructing value. Conclusions.
"Valuing Technology"opens up new directions in the analysis of socio-technical change within organizations. Based on a major study of the introduction of management information systems in health, higher education and retailing, it explores the active role of end-users in the innovation process.Subjects covered include: * the valuing of technology via the on-going construction of needs, uses and utilities* the interplay of organizational and technological cultures* occupational identities, organizational inequalities and technological change* the gendering of technological and organizational change* interpretative flexibility and the 'stabilization' of technological systems.

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