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Computer Supported Cooperative Work

The New SocioTech

Graffiti on the Long Wall

Editors: Coakes, Elayne, Willis, Dianne, Lloyd-Jones, Raymond (Eds.)

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Sociotechnical principles are now widely used around the world in both information systems and organisational design. First established in the 1940s to examine the effect of mechanised, mass-production systems on workers in the coal mining industry, they are now an important tool for ensuring that people and technology work together to optimal effect within an organisation. One of their main aims is the development of organisations where small groups work independently, handling sets of varied tasks, and managing their own activities.
The main features of this book include: Practical experiences of applying sociotechnical approaches from around the world; Focus on future directions for the topic and modern applications of existing principles; Contributions from leading figures such as Enid Mumford; A Foreword by Frank Land.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Graffiti on The Long Wall: a Sociotechnical Conversation

    Pages 3-12

    Coakes, Elayne (et al.)

  • Tracing the Roots: The Influence of Socio-Technical Principles on Modern Organisational Change Practices

    Pages 13-25

    Munkvold, Bjørn Erik

  • Technology and Freedom: A Socio-Technical Approach

    Pages 29-38

    Mumford, Enid

  • Searching for New Grounds in STS: Beyond Open Systems Thinking

    Pages 39-50

    Eijnatten, Frans M. (et al.)

  • Sociotechnical Perspectives on Emergence Phenomena

    Pages 51-60

    Lin, Angela (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4471-0411-7
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-85233-040-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The New SocioTech
Book Subtitle
Graffiti on the Long Wall
Editors
  • Elayne Coakes
  • Dianne Willis
  • Raymond Lloyd-Jones
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-4471-0411-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4471-0411-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-85233-040-8
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 256
Number of Illustrations
67 b/w illustrations
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