R.E. & Gattiker, U. (2001). New media and organizational
In F. Jablin & L. Putnam (Eds.), New handbook of organizational
(pp. 554-581.) Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
This chapter reviews the influence of organizational structures on
and use of computer-mediated communication and information systems
and the (re) structuring of organizational meaning and relations
CIS. Organizational structures represent boundaries (physical,
regulatory, cultural, national) that constrain and facilitate CIS, and
also constrain and facilitate new organizational structuring. Various
actors, and issues are used to identify some of the more important of
structural constraints and influences. While traditional media involve
that are sublimated into "natural" artifacts by practice and
CIS enable structures that allow the content and relations of
to sublimate to new forms.
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