...for a critical perspective on technology and organisation
The principal aim of the Centre is to promote the critical study of the relationship between technology and organisations in the context of contemporary developments associated with the emergence of the so-called 'information society'. We seek to develop conceptual and empirical insights into the relationship between technology and organisation in commercial, public sector and international development settings. It is this critical edge to the approach of the Centre that makes it distinctive.
The Centre seeks to:
- Promote a deeper and more substantive perspective on technology and organisation and thus go beyond that work restricted to the study of the social impact of technology
- Emphasise the social (including economic and political) dimensions and processes through which technologies are constructed for managerial and organisational purposes.
- Examine the ongoing development of the organisation-technology nexus as well as considering the question of its significance and its social and ethical implications.