Towards a sociological model of organisational memory INFORMATION SYSTEMS - COLLABORATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY
UNSPECIFIED (1997) Towards a sociological model of organisational memory INFORMATION SYSTEMS - COLLABORATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY. In: 30th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 30), WAILEA, HI, JAN 07-10, 1997. Published in: THIRTIETH HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES, VOL 2 pp. 252-261.Full text not available from this repository.
In their review of research on organisational memory, Walsh and Ungson  argue that the extant representations of the concept are fragmented and underdeveloped. It is argued that this is due, at feast in part, to the dominance of psychological models of memory employed by organisational memory system theorists. In this paper if is argued that the development of a more sociological theory of memory not only helps us understand the roots of he present confusion surrounding the concept of organisational memory, but also enables the development of a more coherent theoretical model to guide research on the impact of computerisation on organisational memory. The political implications of this model are discussed. The paper concludes by arguing that the development of such organisational memory systems will create a significant technical design challenge to system designers and developers, not least because if calls into question the long-standing cognitive disjuncture between computer system designers and users.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Electronic computers. Computer science. Computer software|
|Series Name:||PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES|
|Journal or Publication Title:||THIRTIETH HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SYSTEM SCIENCES, VOL 2|
|Publisher:||IEEE COMPUTER SOC|
|Editor:||Nunamaker, JF and Sprague, RH|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Page Range:||pp. 252-261|
|Title of Event:||30th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 30)|
|Location of Event:||WAILEA, HI|
|Date(s) of Event:||JAN 07-10, 1997|
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