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Shaping Organization Form : Communication, Connection, and Community - Gerardine DeSanctis

Shaping Organization Form

Communication, Connection, and Community

By: Gerardine DeSanctis (Editor), Janet Lesley Fulk (Editor)

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Published: 1st August 1999
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Shaping Organization Form</B> considers the role of new communication technologies in shaping organizations today and in the future. </P><P>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. </P>

Introduction
New Communication Technologies And New Forms Of Organizing
Articulation of Communication Technology and Organizational Form
In Search of a New Organizational Model
Lessons from the Field
Communication Technology for Global Network Organizations
The Role of Information Technology in the Transformation of Work
A Comparison of Post-Industrial, Industrial, and Proto-Industrial Organization
Evolutionary Processes In New Form Development
Shaping Electronic Communication
The Metastructuring of Technology in the Context of Use
Incentives and Computing Systems for Team-Based Organizations
A Complimentarity Perspective
Communication across Boundaries
Work, Structure and Use of Communication Technologies in a Large Organization
Social Context and Interaction in Ongoing Computer-Supported Management Groups
Constructing the Networked Organization
Content and Context in the Development of Electronic Communications
Shaping Inter-Organizational Relationships And Communities
Perspective Making and Perspective Taking in Communities of Knowing
Improving Inter-organizational Relationships through Voice Mail Facilitation of Peer-to-Peer Relationships
Hardwiring Weak Ties
Interorganizational Computer-Mediated Communication, Occupational Communities, and Organizational Change
The Kindness of Strangers
Usefulness of Electronic Weak Ties for Technical Advice
Controversies And Directions
The Dark Side of New Organizational Forms
Organizational Challenges for the New Forms
The Virtual Organization
Tele-Access in Business and Industry
Conclusion
Research Issues and Directions
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ISBN: 9780761904953
ISBN-10: 0761904956
Series: Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 1st August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.14 x 15.19  x 3.23
Weight (kg): 0.75