What do you understand by the term “technological determinism”? What are the main strengths and limitations of that approach to understanding the role technologies play in the ways we organize our activities?. illustrate your answer with examples.
The following authors and academic books have to be used.
1,Does technology drive history?the dilemma of technological determinism by Merritt Roe and Leo Marx(1994)
2,The Social shaping of technology by Mackenzie and Wajcman(1985)
3,Organzations in the age of technology by Jannis Kallinikos(1996)
4,Organization theory by Mary Jo Hatch(1997)
5,Engines of Creation,the coming era of nanotechnology by K.Eric Drexler
6,What Machines can’t do…by Robert J. Thomas
7,Malone TW(1997),Is ’empowerment’ just a fad?control decision making and IT HBR P23-25
8,Evans and Wurster(1997)&(2000)
9,Brown and Duguid(2000:Chapter 1 available at http:www.firstmonday.org/issues/issues5 4/brown chapter1.html
10,Zuboff S.1988,In the age of the smart machine or Automate/Informate:the two faces of intelligent technology (1985)
11,The death of distance:how the communications revolution will change our lives by Cairncross F (1998)
All references should be academic ones.
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