Creative Technological Change: The Shaping of Technology and by Ian Mcloughlin

By Ian Mcloughlin

Artistic Technological switch attracts upon quite a lot of pondering from organisational concept, innovation reports and the sociology of know-how. It explores the several ways that those questions were framed and replied, specially relating to new 'virtual' applied sciences. the assumption of metaphor is used to trap the variations among, and strengths and weaknesses of varied methods of conceptualising the technology/organisation dating. This procedure deals the potential of constructing new methods of considering, viewing and eventually responding creatively to the organisational demanding situations posed through technological switch.

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First, it might be argued that by identifying the importance of the relationship between the organisation and its competitive environment (including its technological environment) a dynamic view of the technologyorganisation relationship is made possible. Here technological innovation and organisational change can be understood as a process of adaption to environmental conditions. Following from this, the commercial success and ultimate survival of the organisation rests on the capacity of management and others to respond appropriately to changing technological and other environmental circumstances.

These are based on a combination of related radical and incremental innovations accompanied by organisational innovations. Their effects are felt across several existing economic sectors and can result in the emergence of completely new sectors (Freeman and Perez 1988:46–7). Second, where such changes exert an influence on the behaviour of the economy as a whole then the effect can be ‘revolutionary’: Some changes in technology systems are so far-reaching in their effects that they have a major influence on the behaviour of the entire economy.

These technological imperatives bring about changes in the activities of organisations which are increasingly orientated towards the production of information-related goods or information services. These come to define and dominate economic activity as a whole. Related to these trends is the growth in the occupational structure of ‘information’ or ‘knowledge’ workers to outnumber ‘non-information’ workers (Kumar 1995:8–15). The overall effect is to question the conventional concepts of both ‘work’ and ‘organisation’.

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