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Understanding Organisation as it Happens: Challenges, Confusions and Debates

A debate between Lucas Introna, Matthew Jones, and Séamas Kelly

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Sep 16, 2011
from 08:45 AM to 12:30 PM


The Pillar Room, Blackrock.

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A debate on organization in three parts:

  1. Phenomenological Approaches to Understanding Organization by Lucas Introna, University of Lancaster.
  2. Practice Theory as a Means of Understanding Organization by Matthew Jones, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
  3. Critical theory and organization by Séamas Kelly, UCD.

Lucas D. Introna is at the Centre for the Study of Technology and Organisation, Lancaster University. Previously he lectured at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interest is the study of technology and its consequences for society. In particular he is concerned with the ethics and politics of technology. He is co-editor Ethics and Information Technology and acted as associate editor for Management Information Systems Quarterly and Information Systems Research. He is also a founding member of the International Society for Ethics and Information Technology and an active member of IFIP WG 8.2, The Society for Philosophy in Contemporary World (SPCW). His most recent book is Management, Information and Power (Macmillan).

Matthew Jones is University Lecturer in Information Management at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. His current research interests are concerned with the social and organizational aspects of the design and use of information systems and the relationship between technology and organizational and social change. He has published in Organization Studies, MIS Quarterly, Accounting Organizations and Society, Human Relations, Information and Organization and the Cambridge Journal of Economics.

Séamas Kelly is Lecturer at UCD School of Business, and former Director of the Centre for Innovation, Technology & Organisation (CITO). He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from University College Cork, and a PhD in Management Studies/ Information Systems from the University of Cambridge. Séamas' primary research interests are in the area of ICT-enabled change processes (IS innovation), with a particular emphasis on the social/organisational aspects of information systems implementation and use. Key themes, here, include change management and its politics, the role of ICT in facilitating novel modes of organising, and the relationship between knowledge, technology and organisation.

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