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The Labyrinths of Information: Challenging the Wisdom of Systems

Claudio Ciborra


The use of information and communication technologies (ICT) in organizations and the management of their impact has been the traditional domain of computer specialists and management consultants. The former have offered multiple ways to represent, model, and build applications that streamline and accelerate data flows, while the latter have been busy linking the deployment of ICTs with strategy and the redesign of business processes. This book takes quite a different approach altogether. It uses a string of metaphors, such as Bricolage, Krisis, Gestell, etc., to place a concern for human exist ... More

Keywords: ICTs, business processes, strategy, Bricolage, Krisis, Gestell, management, software-engineering

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199275267
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275267.001.0001


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Claudio Ciborra, author

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