On the dualistic nature of power and (digital) technology in organizing processes

Author/s Attila Bruni, Francesco Miele, Daniel Pittino, Lia Tirabeni
Publishing Year 2020 Issue 2020/suppl. 1 Language English
Pages 13 P. 207-219 File size 213 KB
DOI 10.3280/SO2020-001-S1012
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The paper focuses on the relationships between power and technology in the field of organization studies, shedding light on the conceptual juxtapositions arousing from the debate. It discusses the many concepts of power and the relationship between digital technologies and power. Then it focuses on the role of digital technologies with respect to automation processes and control dynamics and deepens the transformations of jobs and professions in relation to digital technologies’ adoption. The contribution calls for overcoming the dualistic nature of debates, so to understand sociality and materiality, power and technology as a form of continuum.

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Attila Bruni, Francesco Miele, Daniel Pittino, Lia Tirabeni, On the dualistic nature of power and (digital) technology in organizing processes in "STUDI ORGANIZZATIVI " suppl. 1/2020, pp 207-219, DOI: 10.3280/SO2020-001-S1012