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

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  • ISBN13: 9780761904946
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9780761904946
  • weight: 850
  • ISBN10: 0761904948

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