The Organizational Accountability of Technological Work

@inproceedings{Button1998TheOA,
  title={The Organizational Accountability of Technological Work},
  author={Graham Button and Wes Sharrock},
  year={1998}
}
We address a problem examined by sociologists of `Big Science': the co-ordination of individuals on large-scale projects - in this case, industrial technology projects. We consider co-ordination to be a problem of social order which can be addressed through ethnomethodology's understanding of accountable action. We propose that the technology producers studied attend to the problem of the co-ordination of their work in the design of their actions and interactions as organizationally accountable… CONTINUE READING

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