Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems

Author: John Mingers,Leslie P. Willcocks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470011211

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 472

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As Information Systems matures as a discipline, there is a gradual move away from pure statistics towards consideration of alternative approaches and philosophies. This has not been incorporated into the literature of the field. Until now. Collecting major social theorists and philosophers into one volume, Social Theory and Philosophy for Information Systems provides a historical and critical analysis of each that is both authoritative and firmly focused on practical relevance to IS. The result is an insightful text for researchers, academics and students that will provide an up-to-date starting point for those considering alternative approaches.

Philosophical Frameworks for Understanding Information Systems

Author: Basden, Andrew

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781599040387

Category: Computers

Page: 412

View: 9139


"There are five main areas in which humans relate to information and communications technology: the nature of computers and information, the creation of information technologies, the development of artifacts for human use, the usage of information systems, and IT as our environment. This book strives to develop philosophical frameworks for these areas"--Provided by publisher.

The Oxford Handbook of Management Information Systems

Critical Perspectives and New Directions

Author: Robert D Galliers,Wendy Currie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199580588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 725

View: 1684


This Handbook provides critical, interdisciplinary contributions from leading international academics on the theory and methodology, practical applications, and broader context of Management Information Systems, as well as offering potential avenues for future research

mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals

Author: Sasan Adibi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482214814

Category: Medical

Page: 754

View: 5148


An in-depth overview of the emerging concept; Mobile Health (mHealth), mHealth Multidisciplinary Verticals links applications and technologies to key market and vendor players. It also highlights interdependencies and synergies between various stakeholders which drive the research forces behind mHealth. The book explores the trends and directions w

The Assumption of Agency Theory

Author: Kate Forbes-Pitt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136633251

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 9805


The Assumption of Agency Theory revisits the Turing Test and examines what Turing’s assessor knew. It asks important questions about how machines vis à vis humans have been characterized since Turing, and seeks to reverse the trend of looking closely at the machine by asking what humans know in interaction and how they know it. Building upon existing theories of philosophy of mind, this book shows not how humans operate theoretically, but how they use every day human skill to overcome knowledge barriers and understand each other through knowing themselves. Only once human interaction has been theorized in this way are machines able to be placed within it; when it is easier to understand what humans believe them to be. This book characterizes a non-human agent that shows itself in interaction but is distinct from human agency: an agent acting with us in our ongoing reproduction and transformation of structure. Turing predicted that at the end of the twentieth century, we would refer to thinking machines ‘without fear of contradiction’. The Assumption of Agency Theory shows how and why, even if we don’t say it, we deal with machines every day as if they are thinking, acting agents.

The Prince and the Wolf: Latour and Harman at the LSE

The Latour and Harman at the LSE

Author: Bruno Latour,Graham Harman,Peter Erdelyi

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 1780990030

Category: Philosophy

Page: 153

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The Prince and the Wolf contains the transcript of a debate which took place on 5th February 2008 at the London School of Economics (LSE) between the prominent French sociologist, anthropologist, and philosopher Bruno Latour and the Cairo-based American philosopher Graham Harman.

Information Systems

Critical Perspectives

Author: Bernd Carsten Stahl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134080395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 8693


Whilst Information Systems has the potential to widen our view of the world, it often has the opposite effect by limiting our ability to interact, facilitating managerial and state surveillance or instituting strict hierarchies and personal control. In this book, Bernd Stahl offers an alternative and critical perspective on the subject, arguing that the ongoing problems in this area could be caused by the misconceptualization of the nature and role of IS. Stahl discusses the question of how IS can be used to actually overcome oppression and promote emancipation, breaking the book into four sections. The first section covers the theory of critical research in IS, giving a central place for the subject of ethics. The second section discusses the philosophical underpinnings of this critical research. The third and largest section gives examples of the application of critical work in IS. The final section then reflects on the approach and suggests ways for further development.

Information Technology and Changes in Organizational Work

Author: W.J. Orlikowski,G. Walsham,M.R. Jones,Janice I. DeGross

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780412640100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 441

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Many organisations are using an increased range of information technologies to support a variety of new organisational practices and organisational forms. The book aims to investigate the integration of information technologies into work places and their effect on work and work-life. Issues include changes in: the nature, quantity and quality of work; power relations; privacy; and aspects of organisational culture. The book also considers the social process of shifting from present organisational structures and practices to new ones.

Information Technology and Moral Philosophy

Author: Jeroen van den Hoven,John Weckert

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139469711

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 5838


Information technology is an integral part of the practices and institutions of post-industrial society. It is also a source of hard moral questions and thus is both a probing and relevant area for moral theory. In this volume, an international team of philosophers sheds light on many of the ethical issues arising from information technology, including informational privacy, digital divide and equal access, e-trust and tele-democracy. Collectively, these essays demonstrate how accounts of equality and justice, property and privacy benefit from taking into account how information technology has shaped our social and epistemic practices and our moral experiences. Information technology changes the way that we look at the world and deal with one another. It calls, therefore, for a re-examination of notions such as friendship, care, commitment and trust.

Information Systems Strategic Management

An Integrated Approach

Author: Senior Research Fellow Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics Research Fellow Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics Faculty of Philosophy University of Oxford Steve Clarke,Steve Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134631650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 9332


This comprehensive guide to the strategic management of information systems within business and public sector organizations integrates the two, often disparate, domains of strategic management and information systems. Focusing on managing information systems within a broader organizational context, it covers key issues such as: * corporate strategy * information systems strategy from both practical and theoretical perspectives * contemporary information systems strategic issues * the technical versus social debate in information systems strategy * ways forward for the application of strategic thinking. With strong pedagogical features and lecturer aids, this useful guide will be a valuable resource for undergraduates in the fields of business, management and information systems.