Using Activity Domain Theory for Managing Complex Systems, 1st Edition

  • Lars Taxen
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  • ISBN-10: 1605661937
  • ISBN-13: 9781605661933
  • DDC: 384.01
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 301 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Latest research indicates that construction of a communal meaning regarding coordination of complex systems development tasks should be implemented into practice, proving that far more attention should be given to the issue of communal meaning construction in organizations. Using Activity Domain Theory for Managing Complex Systems offers a new approach towards managing complex systems that informs the co-construction of technical support for coordination and communal meaning regarding this support. Compiling and structuring empirical observations from the Ericsson? Company and theoretical developments from the perspective of meaning construction, this unique book combines a deep understanding of concrete, every-day conditions of the telecom industry with innovative theoretical development of the Activity Domain Theory (ADT).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: The Practical Trail.
2: The Dawn of the Activity Domain Theory.
3: Reflections.
4: The Theoretical Trail.
5: The Philosophical Roots.
6: Activity Theory.
7: The Activity Domain Theory.
8: The Constitution of the Activity Domain.
9: Cognitive Grounding.
10: Operationalizing the Theory.
11: Positioning Against Other Theories.
12: The Practical and Theoretical Trails in Hindsight.
13: Implications.
14: The Anatomy-Centric Approach Towards Managing Complex Projects.
15: Enterprise Architectures: An Alternative View.
16: Product Lifecycle Management Revisited.
17: Alignment: The Activity Domain in the Centre.
18: In Search of an Integrating Construct.
19: In Conclusion.
About the Author.