ISD AS FOLDING TOGETHER HUMANS & IT Towards a revised theory of Information Technology development & deployment in complex social contexts

Stapleton, Larry (2002) ISD AS FOLDING TOGETHER HUMANS & IT Towards a revised theory of Information Technology development & deployment in complex social contexts. In: Information Systems Development: Advances in Methodologies, Components and Management. Kluwer Academic Press.

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Abstract

This paper identifies a gap in ISD research regarding the philosophy of information technology as it relates to social impact in complex organisational contexts. It recognises that this will lead to problems of organisational stability, and that too often technology and knowledge transfer is accompanied by a one-sided approach resulting in a loss of local context. It posits a revised philosophical position based upon the work of current thinkers in the philosophy of technology/human relations and applies this position to ISD. This revised perspective challenges researchers to review their working assumptions about research in general and technology development and deployment in particular.

Item Type: Book Section
Departments or Groups: Centre for INformation SYstems and TEchno-culture
Divisions: School of Science
Depositing User: Admin SSL
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2008 16:51
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 10:25
URI: http://repository.wit.ie/id/eprint/1111

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