Before the Internet: The Relevance of Socio-Technical Systems Theory to Emerging Forms of Virtual Organisation

Before the Internet: The Relevance of Socio-Technical Systems Theory to Emerging Forms of Virtual Organisation

Ken Eason (Loughborough University and The Bayswater Institute, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/jskd.2009040103
OnDemand PDF Download:
$37.50

Abstract

The widespread adoption of the internet means that, for many people, the computer is now a major means of communication with other people far and wide. As a result many forms of human organisation have an increasingly virtual character; the people who co-operate in the organisational endeavour are not necessarily in face-to-face contact. These developments can be classed as new forms of socio-technical systems in which emergent and virtual social systems are dependent upon and mediated by the internet and all the technical applications it has spawned.

Complete Article List

Search this Journal:
Reset
Open Access Articles: Forthcoming
Volume 9: 4 Issues (2017): Forthcoming, Available for Pre-Order
Volume 8: 4 Issues (2016): 3 Released, 1 Forthcoming
Volume 7: 4 Issues (2015)
Volume 6: 4 Issues (2014)
Volume 5: 4 Issues (2013)
Volume 4: 4 Issues (2012)
Volume 3: 4 Issues (2011)
Volume 2: 4 Issues (2010)
Volume 1: 4 Issues (2009)
View Complete Journal Contents Listing