Sociotechnical Approaches to the Study of Information Systems [chapter]

Steve Sawyer, Mohammad Jarrahi
2014 Computing Handbook, Third Edition  
Through this chapter we provide an overview of the sociotechnical premise: the mutual constitution of people and technologies. The sociotechnical premise and its various approaches, including the seminal work of the Tavistock scholars, the Nordic and Scandic approaches, and their evolution, are developed as the historical basis of this work. In the chapter we also cover the role of sociological thinking, the contributions of science and technology studies and social construction/social shaping
more » ... ion/social shaping of technology, actor network theories, and contemporary approaches. The chapter concludes with a cursory review of current debates around economic sociology, multidimensional networks and advancing our current conceptualization of the digital artifact. 4.
doi:10.1201/b16768-7 fatcat:dhd7xnnmpfhappsstaqpjv3dia