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Author Schmidt, Kjeld.
Title Cooperative work and coordinative practices : contributions to the conceptual foundations of computer supported cooperative work (CSCW) / Kjeld Schmidt.
Imprint London ; New York : Springer, 2011.

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Series Computer supported cooperative work
Computer supported cooperative work.
Subject Teams in the workplace -- Data processing.
Computer engineering.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 472 pages) : illustrations.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-457) and index.
Summary Information technology has been used in organisational settings and for organisational purposes such as accounting, for a half century, but IT is now increasingly being used for the purposes of mediating and regulating complex activities in which multiple professional users are involved, such as in factories, hospitals, architectural offices, and so on. The economic importance of such coordination systems is enormous but their design often inadequate. The problem is that our understanding of the coordinative practices for which these systems are developed is deficient, leaving systems develope.
Contents Preface -- Part I: Progress Report -- Cooperative work and coordinative practices -- Part II: Surveying the connections -- Riding a tiger, or CSCW(1991) -- Taking CSCW seriously (1992) -- The organisation of cooperative work (1994) -- Coordination mechanisms (1996) -- Of maps and scripts (1997) -- The critical role of workplace studies in CSCW (2000) -- The problem with 'awareness' (2002) -- Remarks on the complexity of cooperative work (2002) -- Ordering systems (2004) -- Part III: CSCW reconsidered -- Formation and Fragmentation -- Frail foundations -- Dispelling the mythology of computational artifacts -- References -- Index.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9781848000681 (electronic bk.)
1848000685 (electronic bk.)
9781848000674 (hbk.)
1848000677 (hbk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-1-84800-068-1
OCLC # 704397613
Additional Format Print version: Schmidt, Kjeld. Cooperative work and coordinative practices. London ; New York : Springer, 2011 9781848000674 (OCoLC)226976110