© 2002

Organizational Semiotics

Evolving a Science of Information Systems

  • Kecheng Liu
  • Rodney J. Clarke
  • Peter Bøgh Andersen
  • Ronald K. Stamper
  • El-Sayed Abou-Zeid

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 94)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Pär J. Ågerfalk, Fredrik Karlsson, Anders Hjalmarsson
    Pages 1-20
  3. Daniel O’Connor, Rob Shields, Suzan Ilcan, Edwina Taborsky
    Pages 21-40
  4. Frieder Nake
    Pages 41-50
  5. Göran Goldkuhl, Annie Röstlinger, Ewa Braf
    Pages 51-70
  6. Ewa Braf
    Pages 71-90
  7. Valerie A. Martin, Mark Lycett, Robert Macredie
    Pages 109-118
  8. John H. Connolly, Iain W. Phillips
    Pages 119-132
  9. Peter Bøgh Andersen
    Pages 133-152
  10. Alexander Mehler, Rodney J. Clarke
    Pages 153-170
  11. Alex Verrijn-Stuart, Wolfgang Hesse
    Pages 171-188
  12. Edwina Taborsky
    Pages 189-210
  13. Mikael Lind
    Pages 211-230
  14. Michael S. H. Heng
    Pages 251-262
  15. Aldo de Moor, Hans Weigand
    Pages 275-285
  16. Morten Lind
    Pages 287-296
  17. Anna Pollard, Delfryn Thomas
    Pages 297-300

About this book


Organizational Semiotics: Evolving a Science of Information Systems covers such issues as:
-Fundamental concepts such as 'information', 'data', 'message', 'communication', 'knowledge', 'organization', 'system' and so on;
-Properties of signs vital to organizational functioning, such as their meanings, the intentions they express and the valuable social consequences they produce;
-'Architecture' of organizations when they are viewed as information systems, based on their semiotics features;
-Understanding language in organizational contexts, for example, the limitations on the language used to conduct business affairs;
-The empirical study of communications for requirements elicitation;
-Applying semiotic categories (e.g. physical, empiric, syntactic, semantic, pragmatic, social) to various problems;
-Organizational knowledge representation;
-Business process re-engineering methods and the design of e-commerce systems.


E-Commerce Meetings business business process information processing information system organization organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Kecheng Liu
    • 1
  • Rodney J. Clarke
    • 2
  • Peter Bøgh Andersen
    • 3
  • Ronald K. Stamper
    • 4
    • 5
  • El-Sayed Abou-Zeid
    • 6
  1. 1.The University of ReadingUK
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of WollongongNorth WollongongAustralia
  3. 3.Department of Computer Science/Center for Human Machine InteractionUniversity of AalborgDenmark
  4. 4.University of TwenteThe Netherlands
  5. 5.Staffordshire UniversityUK
  6. 6.Concordia UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Organizational Semiotics
  • Book Subtitle Evolving a Science of Information Systems
  • Editors Kecheng Liu
    Rodney J. Clarke
    Peter Bøgh Andersen
    Ronald K. Stamper
    El-Sayed Abou-Zeid
  • Series Title IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-7189-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-6111-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-35611-2
  • Series ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series E-ISSN 1868-422X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXVI, 314
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Computer Science, general
    Business Strategy/Leadership
    Management of Computing and Information Systems
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