Organizational Semiotics Book

Organizational Semiotics


  • Author : Kecheng Liu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-03-19
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 314
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387356112

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Organizational Semiotics Excerpt :

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.

Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics Book

Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics


  • Author : Kecheng Liu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135915377

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Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics Excerpt :

Drawing meaningful conclusions from organisational data is challenging, and theoretical frameworks can often illuminate information in fresh and useful ways. This book is one of the first to demonstrate how organisational semiotics can be applied to business informatics and information systems. Semiotics, a long-established discipline of signs, offers a rich philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding information systems. This book demonstrates how applying the framework of semiotics to an organisation can provide insights into its communication needs, and as a result, enhance the design of its information system. The authors demonstrate how organisations collect, process, represent, store and consume information through a complex system which is aligned to support its objectives and enhance performance. Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics clearly introduces the basic principles and describes a set of methods and techniques rooted in organisational semiotics. These have been applied to business applications; demonstrated through real life case studies. This ground-breaking book has the potential to transform the theoretical understanding of information systems into the basis of a scientific discipline.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Semiotics Book

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Semiotics


  • Author : Asunción Lopez-Varela Azcárate
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2017-08-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9789535134497

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Interdisciplinary Approaches to Semiotics Excerpt :

This volume stresses the contemporary relevance of semiotics. The introductory chapter shows how the collection of papers emphasises crossings at the material level of physical reality as well as in their semio-cognitive and cultural implications, questioning the delimitation of interdisciplinary borders between the social sciences and humanities and STEM disciplines. The volume shows how semiotics continues to provide a framework for emerging knowledge traditions without completely disregarding its past. Through explorations in fields as wide apart as ecological psychology and visualisation systems, by finding correspondences between the arithmetic of music and cosmic energies or between the pedagogic significance of images and habitat facilities, as well as using investigation tools ranging from the mathematical representation of concepts to science education, this book addresses multifarious aspects and implications of culture and cognition, standing convincing proof that semiotics is as alive, productive and scholarly useful as ever.

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations Book

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations


  • Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-06-05
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 553
  • ISBN 10 : 9780387357041

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Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations Excerpt :

Processes and Foundations for Virtual Organizations contains selected articles from PRO-VE'03, the Fourth Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and held in Lugano, Switzerland in October 2003. This fourth edition includes a rich set of papers revealing the progress and achievements in the main current focus areas: -VO breeding environments; -Formation of collaborative networked organizations; -Ontologies and knowledge management; -Process models and interoperability; -Infrastructures; -Multi-agent approaches. In spite of many valid contributions in these areas, many research challenges remain. This is clearly stated in a number of papers suggesting a new research agenda and strategic research roadmaps for advanced virtual organizations. With the selected papers included in this book, PRO-VE pursues its double mission as a forum for presentation and discussion of achievements as well as a place to discuss and suggest new directions and research strategies.

Organizational Power and Ethical Subjectivity Book

Organizational Power and Ethical Subjectivity


  • Author : Youzheng Li
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-03-18
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527531512

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Organizational Power and Ethical Subjectivity Excerpt :

This collection of articles discusses the basic epistemological issues facing the global theoretical humanities in terms of cross-cultural points of view. The topics discussed especially concern theoretical semiotics, institutional restrictions of current humanities scholarship, and comparative historical semiotics, as well as the more applicable and empirical-rational-directed humanist ethics. The text is characterized by its hermeneutic dialogue between contemporary western theories and traditional Chinese intellectual history, that will be instructive and informative for scholars and theoretical readers of all branches in both the western and non-western humanities. It emphasizes the great significance of the theoretical humanities in our times and their urgent task should lie in collectively reconstructing a more rationalized humanist-scientific foundation for a new type of human sciences through critically reorganizing all intellectual sources of mankind.

Collaborative Networked Organizations Book

Collaborative Networked Organizations


  • Author : Luis M. Camarinha-Matos
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-05-08
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402078330

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Collaborative Networked Organizations Excerpt :

A research agenda for collaborative networks Purpose. Many practical application experiments and pilot cases nowadays provide evidence on what works and what still remains as a challenge for collaborative networked organizations (CNOs). The fast evolution of the information and communication technologies and in particular the so-called Internet technologies, also represents an important motivator for the emergence of new forms of collaboration. However, most efforts in this area are highly fragmented, considering only some partial facets and not a holistic perspective that would be required. We are therefore at a point in which it is necessary to define much more consolidated and sustainable research strategies for a second phase of research and development in this area. This book addresses the main disciplines involved in CNOs. It further synthesizes the views and opinions expressed by a large number of visionaries from the main disciplines involved in CNOs, and offers a comprehensive set of recommendations for the establishment of a research agenda on collaborative networks. As recognized experts in their specific areas, different authors in this book have presented work that is backed by a large number of research results, each focusing on specific facets of collaborative networks, and coming out of a large number of international and national projects.

Project Management and Risk Management in Complex Projects Book

Project Management and Risk Management in Complex Projects


  • Author : Pierre-Jean Charrel
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-03-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781402058370

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Project Management and Risk Management in Complex Projects Excerpt :

The 8th session of the annual Organizational Semiotics Workshop held in June 2005 in Toulouse tested ideas from Organizational Semiotics against two issues from space projects on two illustrative cases provided by the Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES). The twelve chapters of the book are the revised contributions of the workshop on these issues along with general themes of Organizational Semiotics.

Organizational Discourse Book

Organizational Discourse


  • Author : Francois Cooren
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780745689418

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Organizational Discourse Excerpt :

How can we study organizations from a discursive perspective? What are the characteristics, strengths and weaknesses of each perspective on organizational discourse? To what extent do discourse and communication constitute the organizational world? This accessible book addresses these questions by showing how classical organizational themes, objects and questions can be illuminated from various discursive perspectives. Six approaches are presented and explained: semiotics, rhetoric, speech act theory, conversation analysis/ethnomethodology, narrative analysis, and critical discourse analysis. These six perspectives are then mobilized throughout the book to study coordination and organizing, organizational culture and identity, as well as negotiation, decision making and conflicts in the context of meetings. The unifying thread of this volume is the communicative constitutive approach (CCO) to organizations, as implicitly or explicitly advocated by the great majority of organizational discourse analysts and theorists today. Throughout Organizational Discourse, this theme will help readers distinguish between discursive perspectives and other approaches to organizational life, and to understand how discourse matters in organizations.

Managing Information in Complex Organizations Book

Managing Information in Complex Organizations


  • Author : Kevin C. Desouza
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Release Date : 2004-10-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN 10 : 0765639432

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Managing Information in Complex Organizations Excerpt :

This seminal work presents an effective design for processing information through five stages from data to actionable knowledge in order to influence behavior within organizations. The authors incorporate such concepts as evolution, semiotics, entropy, complexity, emergence, crisis, and chaos theory in an intriguing alternative to crisis management that can be applied to any organization. Their model shows how to evaluate and share information to enable the organization to avoid disaster rather than simply respond to it. Additionally, the text presents the first attempt at a multi-disciplinary view of information processing in organizations by tying associated disciplines to their respective impacts on the information process. Illustrations used in the text include an overlay that demonstrates how the non-use of information between agencies contributed to the 9/11 disaster, and an appendix addresses Organizing for Cyberterrorism.

Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management  Methods  Models  and Tools Book

Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Methods Models and Tools


  • Author : Rose Dieng
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2000-09-20
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 470
  • ISBN 10 : 9783540411192

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Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management Methods Models and Tools Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW 2000, held in Juan-les-Pins, France in October 2000. The 28 revised full papers and six revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from a high number of high-quality submissions. The book offers topical sections on knowledge modeling languages and tools, ontologies, knowledge acquisition from texts, machine learning, knowledge management and electronic commerce, problem solving methods, knowledge representation, validation, evaluation and certification, and methodologies.

Information  Organisation and Technology Book

Information Organisation and Technology


  • Author : Kecheng Liu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 351
  • ISBN 10 : 9781461516552

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Information Organisation and Technology Excerpt :

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.

Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics Book

Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics


  • Author : Kecheng Liu
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135915445

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Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics Excerpt :

Drawing meaningful conclusions from organisational data is challenging, and theoretical frameworks can often illuminate information in fresh and useful ways. This book is one of the first to demonstrate how organisational semiotics can be applied to business informatics and information systems. Semiotics, a long-established discipline of signs, offers a rich philosophical and theoretical foundation for understanding information systems. This book demonstrates how applying the framework of semiotics to an organisation can provide insights into its communication needs, and as a result, enhance the design of its information system. The authors demonstrate how organisations collect, process, represent, store and consume information through a complex system which is aligned to support its objectives and enhance performance. Organisational Semiotics for Business Informatics clearly introduces the basic principles and describes a set of methods and techniques rooted in organisational semiotics. These have been applied to business applications; demonstrated through real life case studies. This ground-breaking book has the potential to transform the theoretical understanding of information systems into the basis of a scientific discipline.

Communication as Organizing Book

Communication as Organizing


  • Author : Francois Cooren
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136683770

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Communication as Organizing Excerpt :

Communication as Organizing unites multiple reflections on the role of language under a single rubric: the organizing role of communication. Stemming from Jim Taylor's earlier work, The Emergent Organization: Communication as Its Site and Surface (LEA, 2000), the volume editors present a communicational answer to the question, "what is an organization?" through contributions from an international set of scholars and researchers. The chapter authors synthesize various lines of research on constituting organizations through communication, describing their explorations of the relation between language, human practice, and the constitution of organizational forms. Each chapter develops a dimension of the central theme, showing how such concepts as agency, identity, sensemaking, narrative and account may be put to work in discursive analysis to develop effective research into organizing processes. The contributions employ concrete examples to show how the theoretical concepts can be employed to develop effective research. This distinctive volume encourages readers to discover and develop a truly communicational means of addressing the question of organization, addressing how organization itself emerges in the course of communicational transactions. In presenting a single and entirely communicational perspective for exploring organizational phenomena, grounded in the discourse of communicational transactions and the establishment of relationships through language, it is required reading for scholars, researchers, and graduate students working in organizational communication, management, social psychology, pragmatics of language, and organizational studies.

Designing Enterprise Information Systems Book

Designing Enterprise Information Systems


  • Author : Boris Shishkov
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-11-21
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030224417

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Designing Enterprise Information Systems Excerpt :

This book brings together enterprise modeling and software specification, providing a conceptual background and methodological guidelines that concern the design of enterprise information systems. In this, two corresponding disciplines (enterprise engineering and software engineering) are considered in a complementary way. This is how the widely recognized gap between domain experts and software engineers could be effectively addressed. The content is, on the one hand, based on a conceptual invariance (embracing concepts whose essence transcends the barriers between social and technical disciplines) while on the other, the book is featuring a modeling duality, by bringing together social theories (that are underlying with regard to enterprise engineering) and computing paradigms (that are underlying as it concerns software engineering). In addition, the proposed approach as well as its guidelines and related notations further foster such enterprise-software modeling, by facilitating modeling generations and transformations. Considering unstructured business information in the beginning, the modeling process would progress through the methodological construction of enterprise models, to reach as far as a corresponding derivation of software specifications. Finally, the enterprise-software alignment is achieved in a component-based way, featuring a potential for re-using modeling constructs, such that the modeling effectiveness and efficiency are further stimulated. For the sake of grounding the presented studies, a case study and illustrative examples are considered. They are not only justifying the idea of bringing together (in a component-based way) enterprise modeling and software specification but they are also demonstrating various strengths and limitations of the proposed modeling approach. The book was mainly written for researchers and graduate students in enterprise information systems, and also for professionals whose work involves the specification and rea

Service Science and Knowledge Innovation Book

Service Science and Knowledge Innovation


  • Author : Kecheng Liu
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-04-28
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9783642553554

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Service Science and Knowledge Innovation Excerpt :

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th IFIP WG 8.1 International Conference on Informatics and Semiotics in Organisations, ICISO 2014, held in Shanghai, China, in May 2014. The 39 revised papers presented at the main conference were carefully reviewed and selected from 88 submissions. Additionally, 10 papers were selected for presentation at two workshops held in the framework of ICISO 2014. The papers have been organized in the following topical sections: organizational semiotics: theory and concepts; organizational semiotics and applications; finance and service science; enterprise architecture; modelling and simulation and decision making and knowledge management. The last two sections contain papers from the Workshop on e-Health, the New Frontier of Service Science Innovation and the International Workshop on Information Engineering and Management.