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Socio-Technical And Human Cognition Elements Of Information Systems

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Information resource management is too often seen as a domain dominated by technology, or, at best, one in which human considerations are secondary to and dependent on technological systems. Socio-Technical and Human Cognition Elements of Information Systems brings together chapters from Europe, Australasia, Canada and the Americas, all drawn together by the common theme of the book. It will present information management not as technology influenced by people, but as ...

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Overview

Information resource management is too often seen as a domain dominated by technology, or, at best, one in which human considerations are secondary to and dependent on technological systems. Socio-Technical and Human Cognition Elements of Information Systems brings together chapters from Europe, Australasia, Canada and the Americas, all drawn together by the common theme of the book. It will present information management not as technology influenced by people, but as fundamentally a people-centred domain.

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Researchers and practitioners look at key aspects of information systems, attempting to balance social, technical, and cognitive perspectives. The three perspectives are each presented in sections edited by separate managing editors from the UK, Canada, and Australia. An introductory section discusses how the three perspectives can be viewed together, setting the stage for the rest of the text. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591401049
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • Publication date: 7/1/2002
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Sect. I From Technical to Socio-Technical
Introduction: Socio-Technical Thinking - A Holistic Viewpoint 1
Ch. I Bringing Social and Organisational Issues into Information Systems Development: The Story of Multiview 5
Ch. II From Technical Change to Socio-Technical Change: Towards a Proactive Approach to the Treatment of Organisational Issues 22
Ch. III The Social Responsibility of Information Systems Developers 41
Ch. IV Information Technology in Construction: How to Realise the Benefits? 60
Sect. II The Individual and Information Resource Management
Introduction: The Individual and Information Resource Management 77
Ch. V Information Technology and Privacy: A Boundary Management Perspective 79
Ch. VI Conflict and Politics and Information Systems Failure: A Challenge for Information Systems Professionals and Researchers 104
Ch. VII Concern Solving for IS Development 135
Sect. III Linking the Human and Technical: Information Systems in Practice
Introduction: Configuring the User, Configuring the System 153
Ch. VIII Technology-Push or User-Pull? The Slow Death of the Transfer-of-Technology Approach to Intelligent Support Systems Development 158
Ch. IX Prescription to Remedy the IT-Business Relationship 181
Ch. X Human Factors and the Systems Development Process 203
Sect. IV Human Issues: The Lessons from and Applications of Social Theory
Introduction: The Human Side of Information Management 224
Ch. XI Systems Design Meets Habermas, Foucault and Latour 226
Ch. XII A Social Perspective on Information Security: Theoretically Grounding the Domain 249
Ch. XIII Actor-Network Theory as a Socio-Technical Approach to Information Systems Research 266
Final Thoughts 284
About the Authors 285
Index 292
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