Techno-Social Systems in Organisations

By Lesley Jolly, David Radcliffe, Alex Smith, Michael Nycyk and Janthea Andersen.

Published by The Technology Collection

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This paper describes a collaboration between engineers and social scientists to facilitate the implementation of a new online management system in a large mining and construction organisation.

Keywords: Organisational Change, Socio-technic Systems, Organisational Culture

International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and Society, Volume 1, Issue 3, pp.91-100. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.292MB).

Dr Lesley Jolly

Lesley Jolly is an anthropologist with an interest in organisational culture and ten years experience of working with engineers.

David Radcliffe

Professor Radcliffe is a mechanical engineer with professional interests (teaching, research and practice) that span engineering systems design (theory and practice), engineering education, professional development, and knowledge sharing.

Alex Smith

Ms Smith is an anthropologist with interests in the social construction of education and the consequences of educational choice for professions such as engineering and teaching.

Michael Nycyk

Mr Nycyk is undertaking PhD research on the emergence of new professions under conditions of organizational change.

Janthea Andersen

Ms Andersen is a qualified engineer whose PhD research is examining models for understanding the design management process in large-scale one-off projects in the construction industry.

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