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

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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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Systems Development: Advances in Methodologies, Components and Management
    PublisherKluwer Academic Press
    Publication statusPublished - 2002

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