Management of technological and organizational development in relation to the social system of the company

  • Clausen, Christian (Project Manager)
  • Koch, Christian (Project Participant)

    Project Details

    Description

    The aim of the project is to analyse and understand, how the socio-technical ensembles, here understood as the specific combination of technical and social solutions, are constituted through a social process. Focus is on the interplay between the company and its social system on the one hand, and on the other hand the development and visions and technology among suppliers of technology as well as institutions like professional associations etc.
    Hence, a broad approach to the role of actors is included in the technology management concept, giving way for an extended understanding of how working conditions are created along with technological change.
    The project encompasses an assessemnt of the state of theories concerned with the social shaping of technology models for production, the development of a theoretical frame of understanding, a case study on the social shaping of computer-aided production management systems between the international transfer of technology and the local adjustment to company internal social systems in Denmark.
    The project is expected to contribute to the integration of theoretical elements from industrial sociology, innovation economics and the social construction of technology in a technology management consideration.
    The project is funded by the Danish Research Councils as part of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Technology Management (CISTEMA).
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/10/199331/12/1998