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The Socio-technical Nature of Information Systems Innovation

Chrisanthi Avgerou

in Information Systems and Global Diversity

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263424
eISBN:
9780191714252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263424.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the relationship of information systems innovation and organizational context, substantiating theoretically the position that technology innovation is inseparable from the ... More


Actor‐Network Theory, Callon's Scallops, and Process‐Based Organization Studies

Tor Hernes

in Process, Sensemaking, and Organizing

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199594566
eISBN:
9780191595721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594566.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

In this chapter I present a comparison between Actor-Network Theory (ANT) and process thinking, with the aim of understanding the potential contribution of ANT to process-based process thinking. Such ... More


Fuzzy Management: Contemporary Ideas and Practices at Work

Keith Grint

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198775003
eISBN:
9780191695346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775003.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

This book is designed for those who find current management orthodoxies inadequate, who are interested in alternative ideas and how they might be applied to management practice, but are not ... More


Social Network Analysis, Transaction-Cost Analysis, and Actor-Network Theory: Three Approaches to Networks

Grahame F. Thompson

in Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198775270
eISBN:
9780191710513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775270.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter compares and analyses three theoretically driven approaches to the analysis of networks: social network analysis (SNA), transaction cost analysis (TCA), and actor-network theory (ANT). ... More


Epilogue

Jordi Bascompte and Pedro Jordano

in Mutualistic Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691131269
eISBN:
9781400848720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691131269.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This epilogue summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book examined one of the most intriguing and central components of biodiversity: ecological interactions. The analysis has ... More


Networks, Power, Identity, and Dissent

Paul Langley

in The Everyday Life of Global Finance: Saving and Borrowing in Anglo-America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199236596
eISBN:
9780191717079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236596.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter sets out four key conceptual themes that provide the tools which help answer the question: how might we conceive of contemporary finance in such a way as to understand qualitative ... More


Considering Networks: A Methodological Introduction

Grahame F. Thompson

in Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198775270
eISBN:
9780191710513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775270.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book brings some clarity to the discussion of networks. It tests the case as to whether it is possible to construct a clearly demarcated idea of a ‘network’ as a separable form of socio-economic ... More


Meta-theoretical-evaluative motivations

KEITH CULVER and MICHAEL GIUDICE

in Legality's Borders: An Essay in General Jurisprudence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195370751
eISBN:
9780199775903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370751.003.003
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter returns to the method and purpose of analytical jurisprudence. It discusses the way analytical legal theorists have attempted to identify what they claim are necessary features of an ... More


Conclusions

Grahame F. Thompson

in Between Hierarchies and Markets: The Logic and Limits of Network Forms of Organization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198775270
eISBN:
9780191710513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198775270.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This book concludes by summing up the logic and limits of network forms of organisation. It has investigated the contemporary forms of network organisation as seen in the conceptual literature and in ... More


Actor–network theory: the governance of intersectoral initiatives

Louise Potvin and Carole Clavier

in Health Promotion and the Policy Process

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199658039
eISBN:
9780191765780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658039.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Local, community-based action on the determinants of health that aims to reduce social health inequalities requires coordinated actions, mainly in the form of programmes that bring together actors ... More


Information Technology and Organizations: Strategies, Networks, and Integration

Brian P. Bloomfield (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289395
eISBN:
9780191684692
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289395.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

This book is concerned with the ways in which organizations design, build and use information technology (IT) systems. In particular it looks at the interaction between these IT-centred activities ... More


The Sociological Challenge

Nicholas Jardine

in The Scenes of Inquiry: On the Reality of Questions in the Sciences

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198250395
eISBN:
9780191681288
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198250395.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter considers other strategies for the legitimation of methods and beliefs whose prevalence and effectiveness cast doubt on the primacy of calibration against precedents and standards as ... More


Semantic information and the network theory of account

Luciano Floridi

in The Philosophy of Information

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199232383
eISBN:
9780191594809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232383.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

The chapter provides the last necessary ingredient, in terms of a theory of account, in order to upgrade semantic information to knowledge. After an introductory section, Section 12.2 argues that, ... More


Planning Matter: Acting with Things

Robert A. Beauregard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297255
eISBN:
9780226297422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

City and regional planners talk constantly about the things of the world from highway interchanges, retention ponds, and affordable housing units to zoning documents, conference rooms, and ... More


A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Irad Malkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199734818
eISBN:
9780199918553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734818.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE, European History: BCE to 500CE

Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. It emerged during the Archaic period, when Greeks founded coastal city-states and ... More


Network Boundaries: This chapter was co-authored with Kevin Lewis

Andreas Wimmer

in Ethnic Boundary Making: Institutions, Power, Networks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199927371
eISBN:
9780199980536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199927371.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity, Social Theory

The most often noticed feature of social networks in U.S. society is their high degree of racial homogeneity, which has been attributed to the preference for individuals of the same racial background ... More


Towards a food web perspective on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning

Bradley Cardinale, Emmett Duffy, Diane Srivastava, Michel Loreau, Matt Thomas, and Mark Emmerson

in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547951
eISBN:
9780191720345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547951.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

While one of the most striking features of our planet is its great variety of life, studies show that ongoing biodiversity loss could reduce the productivity of ecosystems by as much as 50%. However, ... More


Network Analysis Links Parts to the Whole

Ferenc Jordán

in Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253476
eISBN:
9780520934313
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253476.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents similarities between ecological and social networks and outlines how our knowledge in one field may help in better understanding the other. It focuses on how ecological network ... More


From Colony to Counter: Networks of Supply

Jon Stobart

in Sugar and Spice: Grocers and Groceries in Provincial England, 1650-1830

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199577927
eISBN:
9780191744884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577927.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Economic History

This chapter begins by examining the operations of three key intermediaries in the groceries trade: the auctions of the East India Company; the illicit trade in tea, and provincial merchants, who ... More


Semiotics of Indicators: The Case of Corporate Human Rights Responsibility *

Ronen Shamir and Dana Weiss

in Governance by Indicators: Global Power through Quantification and Rankings

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199658244
eISBN:
9780199949915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658244.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores actor-network theory — also called material semiotics — in the context of ‘corporate human-rights responsibility.’ It studies the symbolic representation of indicators within ... More


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