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Understanding the Social Practices of Systems Developers

Bloomfield, Brian (1992) Understanding the Social Practices of Systems Developers. Information Systems Journal, 2 (3). pp. 189-206. ISSN 1365-2575

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore some of the ways in which we think about the development of information systems by drawing upon arguments articulated within the philosophy of science and the sociology of technology. It argues that many of these approaches operate on the basis of a reified and sociologically restricted view of technology. Drawing upon recent work in the sociology of technology the paper proposes a more thorough-going analysis of the social practice of information systems development and discusses examples from knowledge engineering and requirements analysis to illustrate its argument.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Information Systems Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: knowledge engineering ; requirements specification ; sociology of technology ; systems development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Organisation, Work & Technology
ID Code: 55460
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2012 10:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55460

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