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Coordination and Communication Using Signs: Studies in Organisational Semiotics - 2

Edited by Kecheng Liu, Rodney J. Clarke, Peter Bøgh Andersen, Ronald K. Stamper, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2002, ISBN 0-7923-7509-2


Organizational Semiotics has shown great potential for the information systems community. In the recent years, a number of workshops and conferences have taken place, which provide researchers and practitioners with an opportunity to discuss their theories, methods and practices from new angles; but literature reporting the research and practical work is rare and in a high demand.

Following the first book entitled "Information, Organisation and Technology: Studies in Organisational Semiotics - 1" (Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001), this book contains selected papers from the 3rd International Workshop on Organisational Semiotics, 4 July 2000 at Stafford, the UK. The chapters report the recent work in the field and demonstrate the significance and added value of the discipline of Organisational Semiotics to information systems, organisational analysis and modelling. In particular, it provides a framework that accommodates both the technical and social aspects of information systems. Together with the first book (if interested, send an email to the address below), they represent the frontier of the research in this area with examples to show how the theory and techniques enhance the quality of the information systems work.

Contents and Contributors

Preface by editors; 
1. John Connolly: Natural Language Within The Semiotic Framework, 
2. Michael Heng: One Interesting Research Topic of Organisational Semiotics, 
3. Steven Verjans: Organisational and Psychological Analysis Of Implementation Of Information Technology In Production Settings: Sense-Making And Making At Two Levels Of Analysis, 
4. Owen Eriksson: Communication Quality in The Context Of Systems And Business Processes, 
5. Samuel Chong & Kecheng Liu: A Semiotic Approach To Improve The Design Quality Of Agent-Based Information Systems, 
6. Rodney J. Clarke: Work Practice Assemblages and the Scale Structure of Information Systems, 
7. Junkang Feng: Finding Semiotic Approach to Analysing the Information Bearing Capacity of a Data Schema, 
8. Goran Goldkuhl & Par J. Agerfalk: Actability: A Way to A Understand Information Systems Pragmatics, 
9. Barend van Heusden & Rene Jorna: Reconsidering the Standard: A Semiotic Model Of Organisation(s), 
10. Peter B. Andersen & Morten Nielsen: Co-ordination And Communication In Maritime Operations, 
11. Daniel Ribichaud: Greimas' Semiotics and the Analysis of Organisational Action