Groups, adaptation, coordination, translation (GACT): digital genres and the organisational genome

Davenport, Elisabeth (1999) Groups, adaptation, coordination, translation (GACT): digital genres and the organisational genome. In: System Sciences, 1999. HICSS-32. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc, pp. 1-12. ISBN 0-7695-0001-3

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Research agendas in different disciplines have addressed ways in which groups adapt to their environments, coordinate interactions and translate such activities into practices which can be shared by other groups. This paper incorporates research on digital environments from a number of disciplinary perspectives, and presents an extended analogy: documentary/digital genres are like genes, and the genres that characterize a workgroup may be treated as a `group genotype'. It is intended to provoke discussion of a `common core' for a research front that addresses the `organizational genome', i.e. documentary elements and `sequences' that shape organizational practices in different sectors and contribute to organizational phenotypes

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-7695-0001-3
Uncontrolled Keywords: document handling; office atomation; social aspects; GACT;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3131
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 11:15
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2014 10:27

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