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International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) Volume 3, Issue 1

Book Description

The International Journal of Systems and Society (IJSS) is dedicated to support and encourage the publication of high quality articles that promote the way in which systems ideas are used. Papers are encouraged from practitioners, systems researchers, and systems academics. The focus of the journal is on the use and development of systems ideas within society and less on literature reviews, although some instances may occur where such papers are accepted. The journal encourages field research and research into real situations. All papers undergo a double blind peer review process and the difference in style of practitioner papers from academic is acknowledged. In the long tradition of the Systemist, opinion papers are considered for publication at the discretion of the Editor-in-Chief.

This issue contains the following articles:

  • An Exploration of Resilience and Values in the Co-Design of Sociotechnical Systems
  • Seams and Sutures in IT Artifacts: Sewing Up the Socio and the Technical Together
  • Exploring Ideology in the Adoption of Socio-Technical Assemblages
  • Enterprise Systems Adoption: A Sociotechnical Perspective on the Role of Power and Improvisation
  • A Sociotechnical Approach of eGovernment in Developing Countries: An Analysis of Human Development Outcomes
  • Understanding Change from a Socio-technical Perspective: The Case of an E-Textbook Implementation
  • Transforming Perceptions of Presence: Reporting from an Action Research Project
  • Excellence in Practice through a Socio-Technical, Open Systems Approach to Process Analysis and Design

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Masthead
  3. Call For Articles
  4. Editorial Preface
    1. ENDNOTES
  5. Special Issue on a Sociotechnical Approach to Organizational Transformation
    1. GUEST EDITORS
    2. EDITORIAL PANEL
    3. ASSOCIATE EDITORS
    4. EDITORIAL
    5. REFERENCES
  6. An Exploration of Resilience and Values in the Co-Design of Sociotechnical Systems
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. RESILIENCE AND VALUES
    4. VALUE SENSITIVE ACTION REFLECTION MODEL
    5. CASE STUDY COMMENTARY ON RESILIENCE AND VALUES
    6. COMMENTARY
    7. CONCLUDING REMARKS: IMPLICATIONS FOR IS DESIGN
    8. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    9. REFERENCES
  7. Seams and Sutures in IT Artifacts:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION: THE SOCIO-TECHNICAL LEGACY
    3. INTRODUCING NEW IDEAS FOR SOCIO-TECHNICAL DESIGN
    4. UNSEWING AND OPENING THE TECHNICAL: SEAMS AND SCARS
    5. SEWING UP LOCALES INTO GLOCALES: SUTURES
    6. DISCUSSION, OR TYING UP THE LEVELS TOGETHER AGAIN
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
  8. Exploring Ideology in the Adoption of Socio-Technical Assemblages
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. COMPUTERISATION MOVEMENTS AND TECHNOLOGY ACTION FRAMES
    4. MLES, INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURES AND UK HIGHER EDUCATION
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND CASES
    6. ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
  9. Enterprise Systems Adoption:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. IMPROVISATION AND ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS
    4. POWER AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    5. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    6. THE CASE OF MODERN UNIVERSITY
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
  10. A Sociotechnical Approach of eGovernment in Developing Countries:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICT4D AND SOCIOTECHNICAL APPROACH
    4. CAPABILITY APPROACH
    5. RESEARCH PROPOSITIONS AND THE CONCEPTUAL MODEL
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
  11. Understanding Change from a Socio-technical Perspective:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICT RELATED ORGANISATIONAL CHANGE
    4. THE PUNCTUATED SOCIO-TECHNICAL IS CHANGE (PSIC) MODEL
    5. RESEARCH CONTEXT
    6. RESEARCH DESIGN
    7. FINDINGS
    8. DISCUSSION
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  12. Transforming Perceptions of Presence:
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WORKING GLOBALLY
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. TRANSFORMING THE PERCEPTION OF DISTANCE
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
    9. REFERENCES
  13. Excellence in Practice through a Socio-Technical, Open Systems Approach to Process Analysis and Design
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. NON-COMPETITIVE BENCHMARKING AS A SOCIO-TECHNICAL TOOL
    4. THE FORMULA 1 AND INFANT SURGERY
    5. AN OPEN SYSTEMS TOOLBOX
    6. REFERENCES
  14. On Complexity
  15. The Future of Sociotechnical Systems Theory and Practice:
    1. THE COMPLEXITY OF PRODUCTIVE ORGANIZATIONS – ST??? SYSTEMS
    2. SYSTEMS
    3. THE DESIGN TABLE
    4. THREE LEVELS
    5. REFLECTION
    6. DIGITAL INFORMATION SYSTEM CHALLENGES
    7. REFERENCES
  16. Call For Articles