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Groups, adaptation, coordination, translation (GACT): digital genres and the organisational genome

  Research agendas in different disciplines have addressed ways in which groups adapt to their environments, coordinate interactions and translate such activities into practices which can be shared by other groups. This paper incorporates research on digital environments from a number of disciplinary perspectives, and presents an extended analogy: documentary/digital genres are like genes, and the genres that characterize a workgroup may be treated as a `group genotype'. It is intended to provoke discussion of a `common core' for a research front that addresses the `organizational genome', i.e. documentary elements and `sequences' that shape organizational practices in different sectors and contribute to organizational phenotypes

  • Date:

    30 November 1998

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc

  • DOI:

    10.1109/HICSS.1999.772682

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    006 Special Computer Methods

Citation

Davenport, E. (1998). Groups, adaptation, coordination, translation (GACT): digital genres and the organisational genome. In System Sciences, 1999. HICSS-32. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference, 1-12. doi:10.1109/HICSS.1999.772682. ISBN 0-7695-0001-3

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Keywords

document handling; office atomation; social aspects; GACT;

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