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The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Claudio Ciborra

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275267
eISBN:
9780191714399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in organizations and the management of their impact has been the traditional domain of computer specialists and management consultants. The ... More


Moving to the Edge of Chaos: Bureaucracy, IT, and the Challenge of Complexity

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

in Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Bureaucracies in the Weberian mould, whether of the state or corporate type, are rational-legal structures organized to deliver order, stability, and predictability. Early developments in information ... More


Introduction and overview

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This introductory chapter sets out the rationale of the book and outlines its major themes. It seeks to generate an overall interpretation of health policy reforming under New Labour based on ... More


Afterword

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0129
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

Domestic translocal home town networks and international diasporic networks are now enabled anew in realities of daily communication through the use of information and communication technologies ... More


Places and Community

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0092
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter presents an overview on the making of working-class communities where the information have-less and working-class information and communication technologies (ICTs) are most concentrated, ... More


Reclaiming Information and Communication Technologies for Development

Tim Unwin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198795292
eISBN:
9780191836589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795292.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The development of new information and communication technologies (ICTs) has transformed the world over the last two decades. These technologies are often seen as being inherently ‘good’, with the ... More


Older People and New Technologies

Yoel Raban and Malcolm Brynin

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the social distribution of diffusion, concentrating on differences in information and communication technologies (ICTs) use that are dependent on age. Although adoption of new ... More


The Consumption Junction Revisited: Networks and Contexts

Maria Bakardjieva

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

There is a measure of uncertainty in the adoption of new information and communications technologies (ICTs). For instance, people drop in or out of usage in rather complicated ways. This chapter ... More


Teens on the Internet: Interpersonal Connection, Identity, and Information

Patricia M. Greenfield, Elisheva F. Gross, Kaveri Subrahmanyam, Lalita K. Suzuki, and Brendesha Tynes

in Computers, Phones, and the Internet: Domesticating Information Technology

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195312805
eISBN:
9780199847730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195312805.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Youth is a major predictor of use of new information and communication technologies (ICTs). This chapter attempts to give a detailed examination of the functions for which teenagers use the Internet. ... More


Women and religion: contemporary and future challenges: editors’ introduction

Elisabetta Ruspini, Glenda Tibe Bonifacio, and Consuelo Corradi

in Women and Religion: Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447336358
eISBN:
9781447336396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447336358.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter discusses the relationship between social change, religion, and women's lives and self-definition in the contemporary world. Using international and interdisciplinary ... More


Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

James Leach and Lee Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Subversion, Conversion, Development explores alternative cultural encounters with and around information technologies, encounters that counter dominant, Western-oriented notions of media consumption. ... More


Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Ewan Ferlie, Louise Fitzgerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This book characterizes the nature of key reforms—namely managed networks—introduced in the UK National Health Service during the New Labour period (1997–2010). It combines rich empirical case ... More


Anthropology, Cross-Cultural Encounter, and the Politics of Design

James Leach and Lee Wilson

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Certain epistemologies, politics, and metaphysics are built into mass produced technological offerings. Apparently neutral seeming tools carry normative principles, and are built on unexamined ... More


Redeploying Technologies: ICT for Greater Agency and Capacity for Political Engagement in the Kelabit Highlands

Poline Bala

in Subversion, Conversion, Development: Cross-Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Politics of Design

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027168
eISBN:
9780262322492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027168.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

The chapter examines why and how the Kelabit, a people of Central Borneo, engaged with information and communication technologies through the electronic Bario (e-Bario) development initiative. It ... More


Sexual Health Networks: Working with problematic human behaviours

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

Networks in sexual health services began in the mid-1980s in response to the needs of people affected by HIV/AIDS and were mandated for all sexual health services in the National Strategy for Sexual ... More


The limited role of Information and Communication Technologies in managed networks

Ewan Ferlie, Louise FitzGerald, Gerry McGivern, Sue Dopson, and Chris Bennett

in Making Wicked Problems Governable?: The Case of Managed Networks in Health Care

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199603015
eISBN:
9780191752995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603015.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

It has been argued that new ICTs will be important in the development of effective networks. This chapter considers if evidence from our eight case studies supports this assertion. Statistical data ... More


Introduction: The Question Concerning Technology and Romanticism

Mark Coeckelbergh

in New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The introduction explains that the main argument and narrative of this book is that technology and romanticism are not in opposition to each other. The literature of the philosophy of technology ... More


Romanticism with the Machine (2): Cyberromanticism, Uncanny Robots, Romantic Cyborgs, and Spooky Science

Mark Coeckelbergh

in New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035460
eISBN:
9780262343084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035460.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Chapter 5 continues constructing the “hybridity” and “fusion” narrative, but now focused on contemporary electronic ICTs. For the purpose of trying to understand the relation between romanticism and ... More


Introduction

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0011
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This book offers a panoramic view of working-class information and communication technologies (ICTs) and the information have-less, and develops a systematic examination of the emergent working-class ... More


Migrants

Jack Linchuan Qiu

in Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.003.0053
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

This chapter offers an overview of the basic conditions of have-less migrants under conditions of industrialization and urbanization in a global context. It examines the link between have-less ... More


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