Just ›A Machine for Doing Business‹?

Sociomaterial Configurations of the Intranet in a Post-merger Telecommunications Company

How is a new intranet involved in an ongoing merger integration process? Katja Schönian analyses internal communication and branding strategies in connection with the implementation of a new company intranet. Based on qualitative data, the study contrasts managerial expectations and everyday usage of the intranet in distinct work settings. Relying on social practice theories and research in Science & Technology Studies, Katja Schönian unpacks the different logics the intranet brings together and, furthermore, interrogates the characteristics that make an (un-)workable technology. The book sheds light on the informal practices and politics surrounding the technology implementation process. It provides readers with new insights into the dynamics of a merger integration process and the increasing digitalization of contemporary knowledge work.

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27 June 2022, ca. 260 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-6187-3

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Author(s)
Katja Schönian
Book title
Just ›A Machine for Doing Business‹? Sociomaterial Configurations of the Intranet in a Post-merger Telecommunications Company
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 260
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 8 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-6187-3
Commodity Group
1724
BIC-Code
JHBL KJU JFD
BISAC-Code
SOC026000 BUS085000 SOC052000
THEMA-Code
JHBL KJU JBCT
Release date
27 June 2022
Edition
1
Topics
Sozialität, Internet, Arbeit
Readership
Sociology, Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Media, Science and Technology Studies, Media Studies, practitioners working in Internal Communications
Keywords/Tags
Technology, Practice, Work, Culture, Organisational Identity, Branding, Information Technology, Digitalization, Ethnographic Methodologies, Internet, Social Relations, Sociology of Work and Industry, Sociology of Organizations, Sociology of Media, Digital Media, Sociology

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