The Resource Car crashes without cars : lessons about simulation technology and organizational change from automotive design, Paul M. Leonardi, (electronic book)

Car crashes without cars : lessons about simulation technology and organizational change from automotive design, Paul M. Leonardi, (electronic book)

Label
Car crashes without cars : lessons about simulation technology and organizational change from automotive design
Title
Car crashes without cars
Title remainder
lessons about simulation technology and organizational change from automotive design
Statement of responsibility
Paul M. Leonardi
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every workday we wrestle with cumbersome and unintuitive technologies. Our response is usually "That's just the way it is." Even technology designers and workplace managers believe that certain technological changes are inevitable and that they will bring specific, unavoidable organizational changes. In this book, Paul Leonardi offers a new conceptual framework for understanding why technologies and organizations change as they do and why people think those changes had to occur as they did. He argues that technologies and the organizations in which they are developed and used are not separate entities; rather, they are made up of the same building blocks: social agency and material agency. Over time, social agency and material agency become imbricated--gradually interlocked--in ways that produce some changes we call "technological" and others we call "organizational." Drawing on a detailed field study of engineers at a U.S. auto company, Leonardi shows that as the engineers developed and used a a new computer-based simulation technology for automotive design, they chose to change how their work was organized, which then brought new changes to the technology. Each imbrication of the social and the material obscured the actors' previous choices, making the resulting technological and organizational structures appear as if they were inevitable. Leonardi suggests that treating organizing as a process of sociomaterial imbrication allows us to recognize and act on the flexibility of information technologies and to create more effective work organizations
Member of
Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Leonardi, Paul M.
Dewey number
629.28/26
Index
index present
LC call number
TL240
LC item number
.L426 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
Series statement
Acting with technology
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  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
Label
Car crashes without cars : lessons about simulation technology and organizational change from automotive design, Paul M. Leonardi, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10597104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 334 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Car crashes without cars : lessons about simulation technology and organizational change from automotive design, Paul M. Leonardi, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10597104
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 334 p.
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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