Rethinking political process in technological change : socio-technical configurations and frames

McLoughlin, Ian, Badham, Richard and Couchman, Paul 2000, Rethinking political process in technological change : socio-technical configurations and frames, Technology analysis and strategic management, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 17-37, doi: 10.1080/095373200107210.

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Title Rethinking political process in technological change : socio-technical configurations and frames
Author(s) McLoughlin, Ian
Badham, Richard
Couchman, Paul
Journal name Technology analysis and strategic management
Volume number 12
Issue number 1
Start page 17
End page 37
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2000
ISSN 0953-7325
Summary The political process perspective has done much to enhance our understanding of the organizational effects of technological change as a negotiated outcome reflecting the political and power dynamics of the adopting context. In so doing, we suggest, technology has been marginalized as an analytical category and the problem of change agency, although better understood, remains largely unresolved. This article addresses these issues through the articulation of the concepts of socio-technical configurations and technological frames and explores their utility in understanding change agency through an action research project. The project sought a novel form of 'socio-technology' transfer, taking ideas and concepts of 'human-centered' manufacturing embodied in team-based cellular manufacture from a European context into three firms in Australia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/095373200107210
Field of Research 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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