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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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: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Information Systems Journal
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/hb
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Organisation, Work & Technology
ID Code: 55460
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Jun 2012 09:32
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 07:57
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/55460

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