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The social construction of technology and information systems

Cooley, Roger (2004) The social construction of technology and information systems. In: Grant, Kevin, ed. Reflections on the Past: Making Sense of Today and Predicting the Future of Information Systems Conference proceedings of 9th UK Academy of Information Systems Conference 2004. Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK, pp. 121-129. ISBN 1-903661-56-0. (KAR id:14170)

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The Social Construction of Technology and Information Systems Roger Cooley Computing Laboratory, The University of Kent ABSTRACT This paper deals with the use made by information systems researchers of Wiebe Bijker's work on the social construction of technology. In order to use Bijker's method of analysis, it is necessary to make an adjustment to cater for the organisational setting of most information systems, and it is necessary to move the focus of an analysis from ''innovation'' to the issue of ''success or failure''. Three case studies, based on published research papers, are presented and considered with respect to these adaptations of Bijker's method. The paper concludes with a note on the limitations of this method of analysis.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: social technology information systems
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Computing
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 09:52 UTC
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