The paper elaborates on the theoretical foundation of Information System understood as a field of design science. Revisiting Hevner's et al. seminal paper , we elaborate on theoretical and conceptual shortcomings. Theoretically, we state a somehow limited perception of pragmatist thinking. Conceptually, we criticize a limited definition of the IS… (More)
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The study intends to identify, analyse and evaluate essential outcomes from national programmes supporting the development of work organisation and to derive recommendations for future initiatives. In particular, it covers the following issues: • to identify and describe existing national programmes in EU Member States, • to evaluate the impact of those… (More)
Organisational change is associated with two major research traditions: sociotechnical systems analysis and design on one hand and organisational development on the other. While soci-otechnical analysis and design has collected a huge body of knowledge for designing tasks and procedures of work systems that are both efficient and socially compatible,… (More)
Inspired by an economic interpretation of the Faustus drama allegorically disclosing the ‘alchemical’ nature of modern economy, the paper presents a critical view on the development of technology as concomitant phenomenon of work practices with particular focus on manufacturing. It starts with a theoretical perspective on the dynamics of creating explicit… (More)
where he has taught since 1970. His special area is the philosophy of society and culture. Among his publications are Technology and He worked for 7 years as a researcher at the Institute of Manufacturing Automation at TUB, thereafter for 13 years as a project manager with Research Center Karlsruhe for large industry-driven R&D projects in the areas of… (More)