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Knowledge and Technological Development Effects on Organizational and Social Structures

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As the growing relationship between individuals and technology continue to play a vital role in our society and work place, the progress and execution of information technology communication systems is important in maintaining our current way of life. Knowledge and Technological Development Effects on Organizational and Social Structures provides a wide ranging discussion on the exchanging of research ideas and practices in an effort to bring together the social and technical aspects within organizations and society. This collection focuses on new ideas and studies for research, students, and practitioners

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
  5. Preface
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. COMMENTARY ON CHAPTERS
  6. Section 1: Design and Participation
    1. Chapter 1: Socio-Technical Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SOCIO-TECHNICAL SYSTEMS
      4. A CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK FOR META-DESIGN
      5. FIVE PRINCIPLES FOR META-DESIGNED STSS
      6. EXAMPLES OF META-DESIGNED STSS
      7. A META-DESIGN PERSPECTIVE ON THE COLLABORATORIES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    2. Chapter 2: Engineering Organisational Behaviour with Design Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 1. PROJECT MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP ISSUES
      4. 2. PROCESS REFERENCE MODELS IN SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
      5. 3. DESIGN RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING
      6. 4. APPLYING DESIGN RESEARCH TO MODEL BUILDING
      7. 5. PRM ARCHITECTURE AND CONTENT
      8. 8. PRELIMINARY TRIALS
      9. 9. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 2: Methods
    1. Chapter 3: Developing Organisational Stories through Grounded Theory Data Analysis
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE METHODOLOGY
      4. GROUNDED THEORY
      5. TELLING THE UOFB STORY AS ILLUSTRATED THROUGH NARRATIVES
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 4: Identifying Issues of the Chief Information Officer Role through Qualitative Interviews
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. PROJECT
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. APPENDIX
    3. Chapter 5: Review of Regional Workplace Development Cases
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. CONCLUSION
  8. Section 3: Sociotechnical Balancing
    1. Chapter 6: Strengthening and Enriching Audit Practice
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. AUDIT THEORY AND PRACTICE
      4. 3. STRENGTHENING AND ENRICHING AUDIT PRACTICE: THE VSM/NVA VARIANT
      5. 4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Balancing McLuhan With Williams
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
    3. Chapter 8: Towards a Conceptual Knowledge Management System Based on Systems Thinking and Sociotechnical Thinking
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. SYSTEMS THINKING AND SOCIOTECHNICAL THINKING IN KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT RESEARCH
      4. SOCIOTECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN MORE DETAIL
      5. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 4: Sociotechnical Experiences in Latin America and Africa
    1. Chapter 9: Telemedicine and Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INFORMATIONAL AND RELATIONAL ASPECTS OF COMMUNICATION
    2. Chapter 10: Building Industrial Clusters in Latin America
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
    3. Chapter 11: The Impact of Organisational Politics on the Implementation of IT Strategy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. 1. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. RESEARCH APPROACH
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. ANALYSIS
      6. 5. AGENTS
      7. 6. ANT TRANSLATION: PROBLEMATISATION
      8. 7. FINDINGS
      9. 8. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 12: Boundary Critique and Stakeholder Collaboration in Open Source Software Migration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
      3. BACKGROUND TO THE LITERATURE
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. RESEARCH LIMITATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
  10. Section 5: Sociotechnical Thinking in Military Environments
    1. Chapter 13: When Knowledge Management Drives a Strategic Transformation Project
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE KM RESEARCH DRIVERS
      4. THE RESEARCH THEORETICAL APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY
      5. THE RESEARCH RESULTS
      6. STRATEGY
      7. STRUCTURAL ASPECTS
      8. CULTURE
      9. TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION
      10. THE BRIDGE TO THE ORGANISATIONAL STRATEGY PROJECT
      11. THE KM VIRTUOUS CYCLE
      12. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 14: Boundaries of Socio-Technical Systems and IT for Knowledge Development in Military Environments
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE EVOLUTIONARY NATURE OF WAR AND ASYMMETRIC CONFLICTS
      4. CONCLUSION - MIND THE GAP
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors