© 2001

Information, Organisation and Technology

Studies in Organisational Semiotics

  • Kecheng Liu
  • Rodney J. Clarke
  • Peter Bøgh Andersen
  • Ronald K. Stamper

Part of the Information and Organisation Design Series book series (INOD, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Organisations

  3. Information Systems

  4. Multimedia

    1. Michael May, Peter B. Andersen
      Pages 271-298
    2. Peter B. Andersen, Michael May
      Pages 299-337
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 339-351

About this book


Organisational semiotics is a discipline that is concerned with the interrelationships between individuals and groups, and between humans and technology, functioning in organisations and society. Organisational semiotics opens up the prospect of theory-building and the development of new methods and techniques to gain insights into organised behaviour and enacted social practices, in the presence and absence of various technologies. It shares common interests with many other approaches to information and organisations, such as computer science, computational semiotics, organisational engineering, and language action perspective. The common vision shared by these approaches is to treat organisations and related information systems and technologies within a unified semiotic framework, with particular reference to the huge range of issues that elude many traditional disciplines. The analysis and design of information systems develops methods for solving the practical problems but offers no rigorous, theoretical foundation for them or how information functions within and between organisations. The semiotic perspective accommodates the individual and the social, the human and the technical, intra- and inter-organisational interactions, at a level of detail that is required in the study, modelling, design, and engineering of new and alternative organisational and technical systems. This perspective is outlined in the chapter presentations of Information, Organisation and Technology.


Performance business business process information system modeling organization organizations

Editors and affiliations

  • Kecheng Liu
    • 1
  • Rodney J. Clarke
    • 2
  • Peter Bøgh Andersen
    • 3
  • Ronald K. Stamper
    • 4
  1. 1.School of ComputingStaffordshire UniversityStaffordUK
  2. 2.Department of Information SystemsUniversity of WollongongNorth WollongongAustralia
  3. 3.Center for Human Computer Interaction Department of Information and Media ScienceUniversity of AarhusAarhus NDenmark
  4. 4.MEASUR LtdLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Information, Organisation and Technology
  • Book Subtitle Studies in Organisational Semiotics
  • Editors Kecheng Liu
    Rodney J. Clarke
    Peter Bøgh Andersen
    Ronald K. Stamper
  • Series Title Information and Organisation Design Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7258-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5662-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-1655-2
  • Series ISSN 1568-2668
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 351
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Organization
    Business Mathematics
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