Ten Theses on Technology and Organization: Introduction to the Special Issue

Timon Beyes, Wendy Hui Kyong Chun, Jean Clarke, Mikkel Flyverbom, Robin Holt*

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Abstract

We advance ten theses on the nature of technology and organization studies. We suggest there has been very little theorizing and reflection on technology (as technology) in the study of organization. Though technology has been addressed extensively, it is nearly always as a tool deployed for organizational ends; technology itself is assumed to have no consequence. In contrast, the ten theses state, in various ways, what it is to think organization through the mediation of technology, and to think of technology as more than an array of (mute) material objects.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganization Studies
Volume43
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1001-1018
Number of pages18
ISSN0170-8406
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Keywords

  • Control
  • Human-machine
  • Media
  • Organization
  • Technology

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