Information Technology and Organizational Transformation
History, Rhetoric and Preface
- JoAnne Yates - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
- John Van Maanen - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Change Management | Information Management (General)
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND ORGANIZATIONAL TRANSFORMATION consists of three parts. The first consists of studies that take an historical perspective on informational technology and organizational transformation. The second set of chapters deals with the rhetoric of information technology and organizational transformation. The third section concerns the practices that emerge when a new information technology is made available to organizational members. Do practices change? How so? These are the questions that in our view are central to any serious consideration of organizational transformation.
"A fascinating and challenging set of essays, this book will be of use to anyone interested in the ongoing development of organizations as they adopt new electronic technologies."
"The chapters move beyond the superficial glorification of technology as an instrument of social change and go straight to the heart of mechanisms of change as they act as an instrument of social change."