Inside the IMF
An Ethnography of Documents, Technology, and Organizational Action
- Richard Harper, Rank Xerox Research Centre
In this book, Richard Harper uses the International Monetary Fund as a case study to show how thinking differently about IT systems can dramatically improve the manageability and accessibility of documents in organisations. The systems he considers uses search and retrieval applications, the use of hypertext documents and shared database applications like Lotus Notes.
Third year students and postgraduates in sociology, organisation studies/ethnography and economics. Third year students of human/computer interaction and computer-supported co-operative work. Management consultancies and largeorganisations.