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In Managing Organizations Stewart Clegg, Cynthia Hardy and Walter Nord explore the major issues and debates in management and organization. The textbook addresses key topics such as leadership, decision-making and innovation in organizations alongside such themes as diversity, globalization and ecology. Students and teachers of management will find this a comprehensive and wide-ranging resource on the core issues for contemporary managers and organizations.
Chapter 8: Organizations, Technology and Structuring
Organizations, Technology and Structuring
Everywhere one looks technology seems to rapidly advance. As just one example, when the University of Hawaii's eighty-eight inch telescope on Mauna Kea (on the state's ‘big island’ of Hawaii) was commissioned in 1970, it was the fourth largest telescope in the world. Today it isn't even the fourth largest telescope on Mauna Kea. In the organizational literature, there is a great deal of overlap in discussions of technology, technological systems, and environment. A whole raft of issues are conceptualized and studied under the rubric of technology.
Historically, discussions of technology have involved descriptions of technology and problems with technology. Little has been written about difficulties associated with measuring or assessing technology. Exploration of technology characteristics and challenges ...