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The Economy of IS Expertise

Robin Fincham, James Fleck, Rob Procter, Harry Scarbrough, Margaret Tierney, and Robin Williams

in Expertise and Innovation: Information Technology Strategies in the Financial Services Sector

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198289043
eISBN:
9780191684678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289043.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Knowledge Management

This chapter analyses the economy of information systems expertise, focusing on the choice that organizations face between incorporating expertise into the hierarchy and various forms of market ... More


Time, bureaucracy and the new policeman1830–1930

Chris A. Williams

in Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975: From parish constable to national computer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719084294
eISBN:
9781781707975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084294.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

New police forces employed a variety of bureaucratic forms in order to function. These closely followed Weber's ideal type. Information and its flow were and are central to policing, and these ... More


The Whole Story: Explanatory Autonomy and Convergent Evolution

Michael Strevens

in Explanation and Integration in Mind and Brain Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199685509
eISBN:
9780191765667
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199685509.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Causal explanations in the high-level sciences typically black-box the low-level details of the causal mechanisms that they invoke to account for their explananda: economists’ black-box psychological ... More


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