Man-machine systems: People and technology in OR
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) Man-machine systems: People and technology in OR. SYSTEMIC PRACTICE AND ACTION RESEARCH, 12 (5). pp. 513-532. ISSN 1094-429XFull text not available from this repository.
This paper provides an exploration of how different understandings of "man-machine systems" have accompanied developments in Operational Research. In particular, the paper will challenge the notion that we are in a position of mastery with respect to technology. Both Hard OR and Soft OR are criticized for a failure to examine adequately the relationship between people and technology. Toward the end of the paper a new way of understanding this relationship will he proposed in terms of technologies of the self or what Michel Foucault called "ethics."
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management|
|Journal or Publication Title:||SYSTEMIC PRACTICE AND ACTION RESEARCH|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC/PLENUM PUBL|
|Number of Pages:||20|
|Page Range:||pp. 513-532|
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