Computer Supported Cooperative Work

Cooperative Work and Coordinative Practices

Contributions to the Conceptual Foundations of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)

Authors: Schmidt, Kjeld

  • *Brings together both classic and less well known articles on the phenomena of cooperative work and coordinative practices
  • *Provides critical elements of the conceptual foundation of CSCW
  • * Includes research carried out in a number of European institutions
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The development of computing technologies have from the very beginning been tightly interwoven with the development of cooperative work, but over the last couple of decades, computing technologies are increasingly being developed and used for coordinative purposes, as a means of regulating complex activities involving multiple professional actors, in factories and hospitals, in pharmaceutical laboratories and architectural offices, and so on. The economic importance of the applications of these coordination technologies is enormous but their design often inadequate. The problem is that our understanding of the coordinative practices, for which these coordination technologies are being developed, is quite deficient, leaving systems designers and software engineers to base their system designs on rudimentary technologies. The research reflected in this book addresses these very problems. The book contains a series of articles that has played an important role in establishing the conceptual foundations of the research area of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). These articles are complemented by four new chapters in which CSCW’s research program is subjected to critical examination and clarification.

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“A book dealing with the history of CSCW and technological development … . This is a valuable and informative piece of work. … this book contributes with a number of very interesting and thought-provoking discussions that force the reader to reflect and examine one’s own position. … I very much appreciate the extensive work that Schmidt has done on collaborative work, both empirically and theoretically, which I find fundamental and a must-read to researchers in the CSCW area.” (Maria Normark, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, Vol. 21, 2012)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Cooperative Work and Coordinative Practices

    Schmidt, Kjeld

    Pages 3-27

  • Riding a Tiger, or Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (1991)

    Schmidt, Kjeld

    Pages 31-44

  • Taking CSCW Seriously: Supporting Articulation Work (1992)

    Schmidt, Kjeld

    Pages 45-71

  • The Organization of Cooperative Work (1994)

    Schmidt, Kjeld

    Pages 73-91

  • Coordination Mechanisms (1996)

    Schmidt, Kjeld

    Pages 93-131

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cooperative Work and Coordinative Practices
Book Subtitle
Contributions to the Conceptual Foundations of Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
Authors
Series Title
Computer Supported Cooperative Work
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-84800-068-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84800-068-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-84800-067-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4471-2631-7
Series ISSN
1431-1496
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 472
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