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The Resource The vulnerable fortress : bureaucratic organization and management in the information age, James R. Taylor and Elizabeth J. Van Every ; with contributions from Hélène Akzam, Margot Hovey, Gavin Taylor

The vulnerable fortress : bureaucratic organization and management in the information age, James R. Taylor and Elizabeth J. Van Every ; with contributions from Hélène Akzam, Margot Hovey, Gavin Taylor

Label
The vulnerable fortress : bureaucratic organization and management in the information age
Title
The vulnerable fortress
Title remainder
bureaucratic organization and management in the information age
Statement of responsibility
James R. Taylor and Elizabeth J. Van Every ; with contributions from Hélène Akzam, Margot Hovey, Gavin Taylor
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this challenging book, James R. Taylor and Elizabeth J. Van Every argue that partly as a result of the introduction of information and communications technology into the workplace, the nature and authority of the traditional bureaucratic form of organization is being called into question. While not espousing technological determinism, they contend that developments in telecommunications, and computer software, constitute at one and the same time, a globalization and a fragmentation of organizational communications. These trends transcend the bounds of bureaucratic lines of control and integration, and presage the emergence of new organizational forms.Suggesting that existing models of the organization as a rational machine are no longer adequate to explain or to cope with the complexity of the organizational changes taut are occurring in an information economy, Taylor and Van Every outline a communication-based alternative. Their approach explores the technology's impact on the transactional and symbolic dimensions of organization, and its implications for radical 're-framing' of management's own role.The book touches on important issues in at least three major areas of research: organizational theory, informational technology, and the information society. Taylor and Van Every's interdisciplinary synthesis focuses attention on the fundamental nature of modern organizations from a unique communicational perspective.Taylor and Van Every identify problems which are having and will continue to have a significant impact on business, governance, and society
Cataloging source
COCUF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1928-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Taylor, James R.
Dewey number
350
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD38.4
LC item number
.T39 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Van Every, Elizabeth J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bureaucracy
  • Organizational change
  • Office practice
  • Bureaucratie
  • Changement organisationnel
  • Bureautique
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Bureaucracy
  • Office practice
  • Organizational change
  • Büroorganisation
  • Informationstechnik
  • Büroautomation
  • Informatiemanagement
  • Büroautomation
Label
The vulnerable fortress : bureaucratic organization and management in the information age, James R. Taylor and Elizabeth J. Van Every ; with contributions from Hélène Akzam, Margot Hovey, Gavin Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Part One: Organization in the Information Age""; ""1 A world in flux""; ""2 Coping with office automation: the conversation and the text""; ""3 Beyond the machine metaphor""; ""4 Organization as talk and text""; ""Part Two: Management in the Information Age""; ""5 The changing transactional environment""; ""6 The evolution of software: the new text""; ""7 Managing in the information society""; ""8 The fall of the fortress?""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""K""; ""L""
  • ""M""""o""; ""p""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""z""
Control code
244768742
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442683174
Lccn
93184304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jz8mj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768742
Label
The vulnerable fortress : bureaucratic organization and management in the information age, James R. Taylor and Elizabeth J. Van Every ; with contributions from Hélène Akzam, Margot Hovey, Gavin Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Preface""; ""Part One: Organization in the Information Age""; ""1 A world in flux""; ""2 Coping with office automation: the conversation and the text""; ""3 Beyond the machine metaphor""; ""4 Organization as talk and text""; ""Part Two: Management in the Information Age""; ""5 The changing transactional environment""; ""6 The evolution of software: the new text""; ""7 Managing in the information society""; ""8 The fall of the fortress?""; ""Notes""; ""References""; ""Index""; ""A""; ""B""; ""C""; ""D""; ""E""; ""F""; ""G""; ""H""; ""I""; ""K""; ""L""
  • ""M""""o""; ""p""; ""r""; ""s""; ""t""; ""u""; ""v""; ""w""; ""z""
Control code
244768742
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442683174
Lccn
93184304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2jz8mj
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)244768742

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