Shaping Organization Form: Communication, Connection, and Community (Organization Science)

Shaping Organization Form: Communication, Connection, and Community (Organization Science)

By: Janet Lesley Fulk (editor), Gerardine DeSanctis (editor)Hardback

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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.


Introduction - Geraldine DeSanctis and Janet FulkNEW COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AND NEW FORMS OF ORGANIZINGArticulation of Communication Technology and Organizational Form - Janet Fulk and Geraldine DeSanctisIn Search of a New Organizational Model - Lynda M Applegate Lessons from the FieldCommunication Technology for Global Network Organizations - Peter Monge and Janet FulkThe Role of Information Technology in the Transformation of Work - Susan J Winter and S Lynne Taylor A Comparison of Post-Industrial, Industrial, and Proto-Industrial OrganizationEVOLUTIONARY PROCESSES IN NEW FORM DEVELOPMENTShaping Electronic Communication - Wanda J Orlikowski et al The Metastructuring of Technology in the Context of UseIncentives and Computing Systems for Team-Based Organizations - Anitesh Barua, C-H Sophie Lee and Andrew B Whinston A Complimentarity PerspectiveCommunication across Boundaries - Pamela Hinds and Sara Kiesler Work, Structure and Use of Communication Technologies in a Large OrganizationSocial Context and Interaction in Ongoing Computer-Supported Management Groups - Michael H Zack and James L McKenneyConstructing the Networked Organization - Martin Lea, Tim O'Shea and Pat Fung Content and Context in the Development of Electronic CommunicationsSHAPING INTER-ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNITIESPerspective Making and Perspective Taking in Communities of Knowing - Richard J Boland Jr and Ramkrishnan V TenkasiImproving Inter-organizational Relationships through Voice Mail Facilitation of Peer-to-Peer Relationships - Mary R Lilnd and Robert W ZmudHardwiring Weak Ties - Jeanne M Pickering and John Leslie King Interorganizational Computer-Mediated Communication, Occupational Communities, and Organizational ChangeThe Kindness of Strangers - David Constant, Lee Sproull amd Sara Kiesler Usefulness of Electronic Weak Ties for Technical AdviceCONTROVERSIES AND DIRECTIONSThe Dark Side of New Organizational Forms - Bart Victor and Carroll StephensOrganizational Challenges for the New Forms - Marshall Scott PooleThe Virtual Organization - William H Dutton Tele-Access in Business and IndustryConclusion - Geraldine DeSanctis and Janet Fulk Research Issues and Directions

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  • ISBN13: 9780761904946
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9780761904946
  • ISBN10: 0761904948

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