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Materiality, Sociomateriality, and Socio-Technical Systems: What Do These Terms Mean? How Are They Different? Do We Need Them?

Paul M. Leonardi

in Materiality and Organizing: Social Interaction in a Technological World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199664054
eISBN:
9780191745423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664054.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter reviews the history of three terms increasingly used by researchers in the fields of organization studies and information systems: “materiality,” “sociomateriality,” and “socio-technical ... More


The Theory of Modern Bureaucracy and the Neglected Role of IT

Patrick Dunleavy, Helen Margetts, Simon Bastow, and Jane Tinkler

in Digital Era Governance: IT Corporations, the State, and e-Government

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199296194
eISBN:
9780191700750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296194.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology, Political Economy

This chapter shows that long before Max Weber codified his ideal type of bureaucracy in the 1890s, there was an appreciation that the planning, implementation, storage, and re-accessing of written ... More


Organizational Change

Matthew Davis and Phillipa Coan

in The Psychology of Green Organizations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199997480
eISBN:
9780190272364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199997480.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines how organizational change principles may be applied to promote organizational greening and employee pro-environmental behavior. Four key areas of change management are focused ... More


Expertise Finding

David T. Merritt, Mark Ackerman, and Pei-Yao Hung

in Expertise, Communication, and Organizing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198739227
eISBN:
9780191802317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739227.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation, Organization Studies

This chapter presents a historical review of efforts to develop technological systems that help people locate expertise in organizational contexts. Expertise finding is presented as a socio-technical ... More


The World in a Machine: Origins and Impacts of Early Computerized Global Systems Models

Paul N. Edwards

in Systems, Experts, and Computers: The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262082853
eISBN:
9780262275873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262082853.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explores the origins of two types of simulation models, namely numerical models of weather and climate, and world-dynamics models that are offshoots of a general method known as “system ... More


How Matter Matters: Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies: Introducing the Third Volume of “Perspectives on Organization Studies”

Paul R. Carlile, Davide Nicolini, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

in How Matter Matters: Objects, Artifacts, and Materiality in Organization Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671533
eISBN:
9780191751189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671533.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The idea that objects, especially in the form of technology, should be included in theoretical accounts of organizing is not new. However, despite the noteworthy efforts to understand organizations ... More


Towards an ‘information technocracy’: discourses of London’s post-referendum real estate markets

Nicola Livingstone

in Planning and Knowledge: How New Forms of Technocracy Are Shaping Contemporary Cities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447345244
eISBN:
9781447345633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447345244.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter is a study of the ways in which property development elites use particular techniques and technologies of representation to create development real estate markets in the United Kingdom. ... More


Data Stories

Rob Kitchin

in Data Lives: How Data Are Made and Shape Our World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781529215144
eISBN:
9781529215168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529215144.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Science, Technology and Environment

This chapter provides an overview of the sociality of data. Data-driven endeavours are not simply technical systems, but are socio-technical systems. That is, they are as much a result of human ... More


Searching for Truth in Fragmented Spaces: Chat Apps and Verification in News Production

Colin Agur and Valerie Belair-Gagnon

in Journalism and Truth in an Age of Social Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190900250
eISBN:
9780190900298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190900250.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Since their emergence in 2011, mobile chat applications have gained massive user bases and given enterprising reporters a new challenge: verify truth in a set of fragmented public and private digital ... More


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