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The Labyrinths of InformationChallenging the Wisdom of Systems$
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Claudio Ciborra

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199275267

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.001.0001

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The Labyrinths of Information
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Claudio Ciborra

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.003.0001

This chapter discusses the main theme of this book, namely the redefinition of the agenda of information systems design, development, and management. It suggests that the information systems field — with its rational views of knowledge, decision making, strategy, and orderly systems development — is based on a narrow model of rational, ideal actors. Passion and improvisation; moods and bricolage; emotions and workaday chores; existence and procedures will become integral to systems design and use, casting new shadows and lights on the unfolding world of technology.

Keywords:   information and communication technology, information systems, technology management

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