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Computers and computer networks as catalysts of intraorganizational decentralization


Geser, H (2009). Computers and computer networks as catalysts of intraorganizational decentralization. Revista de Informatica Sociala, 7(12):43-71.

Abstract

In this article the author propose a Study of theorganizational implications of new communication technologies as a highly complex endeavour for three reasons: First of all, a wide and constantly enlarging range of different applications (like Email, teleconferencing, electronic bulletin boards, Internet/Intranet access, Internet relay chats, and group decision support systems) has to be considered. Secondly, similar technologies have very divergent impacts because they are applied in very different roles, departments and
functional areas. Thus, they encompass the sphere of production where robotics and numerically controlled machinery has been implemented, as well as the office sector
where commercial and administrative processes have been basically transformed (Kling 1996). And finally, contrasting with traditional machineries that are often
determining social interactions and structures in highly, specific, predictable ways, computer-based technologies have rather to be considered as factors of indetermination: e. g. by loosening temporal and spatial restrictions
and thus widening the range of possible forms of human cooperation.

Abstract

In this article the author propose a Study of theorganizational implications of new communication technologies as a highly complex endeavour for three reasons: First of all, a wide and constantly enlarging range of different applications (like Email, teleconferencing, electronic bulletin boards, Internet/Intranet access, Internet relay chats, and group decision support systems) has to be considered. Secondly, similar technologies have very divergent impacts because they are applied in very different roles, departments and
functional areas. Thus, they encompass the sphere of production where robotics and numerically controlled machinery has been implemented, as well as the office sector
where commercial and administrative processes have been basically transformed (Kling 1996). And finally, contrasting with traditional machineries that are often
determining social interactions and structures in highly, specific, predictable ways, computer-based technologies have rather to be considered as factors of indetermination: e. g. by loosening temporal and spatial restrictions
and thus widening the range of possible forms of human cooperation.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:English
Date:December 2009
Deposited On:19 Jul 2010 14:19
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:10
Publisher:University of the West Timisoara, Romania, Faculty of Sociology and Psychology
ISSN:1584-384X
Official URL:http://www.ris.uvt.ro/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/hgeser.pdf

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