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Shaping Organization Form
Communication, Connection, and Community

Edited by:
  • Gerardine DeSanctis - Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Janet Fulk - University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA


August 1999 | 536 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Shaping Organization Form considers the role of new communication technologies in shaping organizations today and in the future.

Four key themes are considered in depth: changes in technology, changes in organizational form, and their mutual influence on one another; evolutionary processes in organizations and the ways in which technology can influence these processes; the development of organizational communities and inter-organizational relationships that are mediated by electronic communication systems; and major controversies surrounding electronically mediated organizations and directions for future research that flow out of these controversies.

Geraldine DeSanctis and Janet Fulk
Introduction
 
NEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW FORMS OF ORGANIZING
Janet Fulk and Geraldine DeSanctis
Articulation of Communication Technology and Organizational Form
Lynda M Applegate
In Search of a New Organizational Model
Lessons from the Field  
Peter Monge and Janet Fulk
Communication Technology for Global Network Organizations
Susan J Winter and S Lynne Taylor
The Role of Information Technology in the Transformation of Work
A Comparison of Post-Industrial, Industrial, and Proto-Industrial Organization  
 
EVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES IN NEW FORM DEVELOPMENT
Wanda J Orlikowski et al
Shaping Electronic Communication
The Metastructuring of Technology in the Context of Use  
Anitesh Barua, C-H Sophie Lee and Andrew B Whinston
Incentives and Computing Systems for Team-Based Organizations
A Complimentarity Perspective  
Pamela Hinds and Sara Kiesler
Communication across Boundaries
Work, Structure and Use of Communication Technologies in a Large Organization  
Michael H Zack and James L McKenney
Social Context and Interaction in Ongoing Computer-Supported Management Groups
Martin Lea, Tim O'Shea and Pat Fung
Constructing the Networked Organization
Content and Context in the Development of Electronic Communications  
 
SHAPING INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNITIES
Richard J Boland Jr and Ramkrishnan V Tenkasi
Perspective Making and Perspective Taking in Communities of Knowing
Mary R Lilnd and Robert W Zmud
Improving Inter-organizational Relationships through Voice Mail Facilitation of Peer-to-Peer Relationships
Jeanne M Pickering and John Leslie King
Hardwiring Weak Ties
Interorganizational Computer-Mediated Communication, Occupational Communities, and Organizational Change  
David Constant, Lee Sproull amd Sara Kiesler
The Kindness of Strangers
Usefulness of Electronic Weak Ties for Technical Advice  
 
CONTROVERSIES AND DIRECTIONS
Bart Victor and Carroll Stephens
The Dark Side of New Organizational Forms
Marshall Scott Poole
Organizational Challenges for the New Forms
William H Dutton
The Virtual Organization
Tele-Access in Business and Industry  
Geraldine DeSanctis and Janet Fulk
Conclusion
Research Issues and Directions  

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ISBN: 9780761904953
£79.00