An authoritative collection of the leading critical and contemporary writings published in the field of technology and organizations, this set spans a key fifty-year period. The volumes take the reader from the first and most influential papers from the early 1950s, through to recent publications which address contemporary and emerging debates in the field at the dawn of a new century.
Each of the 4 volumes has a particular focus upon this key area of research and scholarship:
* the early debates
* theories, paradigms and concepts
* critical empirical studies
* emerging themes and future debates
The editors provide an original introduction to, and overview of, the themes, debates, perspectives, theories and paradigms which characterise this key area of organisation studies. An extensive index guides the reader through the four volumes.