On March 19 and 20, 2001, the Department held the first SSIT Workshop to review the state of research and debate in the field of information systems from a social sciences perspective. The workshop called upon the contributions of leading international researchers, both from outside and inside the LSE. They were asked to present their understanding of how the social sciences can contribute to the study of the development and use of information technology in contemporary society. We have invited three of the most imaginative scholars from Scandinavia and the United States: Professor Richard Boland of Case Western Reserve University, USA, Professor Bo Dahlbom of Göteborg University, Sweden and Professor Ole Hanseth of Oslo University, Norway presented new contributions and spoke about their perceptions of the future direction of the field.
There were also presentations from some of the LSE staff active in this area including : Professors Ian Angell, Claudio Ciborra and Bob Galliers and Drs Chrisanthi Avgerou and Carsten Sørensen.
The Everyday Experience of Virtual Worlds
Richard J. Boland Jr.
Video [117MB] | Abstract
In the Mood for Knowledge
Video [51MB] | Paper
Towards a Theory of Network Society - from Sociology to New Informatics
Video [156MB] | Abstract
Interaction Overload from Diffusion to Diversion - presentation
Video [110MB] | Abstract
ICT and Uneven Globalisation - presentation
Video 1 [53MB] | Video 2 [34MB] | Abstract
IS Research at the LSE
Claudio Ciborra, Bob Galliers, and Susan Scott
Knowledge and Infrastructure in Global Organisations
The aim of the Workshop was to take stock of the accomplishments so far and to lay out new research directions of interest to scholars of different disciplines: media and communication studies, international relations, sociology, philosophy, economics, government, and many others.
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