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Information Technology and OrganizationsStrategies, Networks, and Integration$
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Brian P. Bloomfield

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780198289395

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289395.001.0001

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Putting Information Technology in its Place: Towards Flexible Integration in the Network Age?

Putting Information Technology in its Place: Towards Flexible Integration in the Network Age?

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(p.160) 8 Putting Information Technology in its Place: Towards Flexible Integration in the Network Age?
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Information Technology and Organizations
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Fergus Murray

Hugh Willmott

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198289395.003.0008

This chapter evaluates the role allocated to technology within current ideas on the development of new organizational forms — and in particular the notion of networked organizations. Critical of the hyperbole that has surrounded the notion of networking, and related initiatives such as business process re-engineering, the authors emphasize the importance of trust in the negotiation of working practices. They also stress that the problem of realizing the vision of networking is ultimately a political one, challenging the status quo that inheres in many present-day organizations.

Keywords:   information technology, networking, organizational forms, networked organizations

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