Inside the IMF : An Ethnography of Documents, Technology and Organizational Action
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.
- Hardback | 320 pages
- 150 x 228 x 20mm | 539.78g
- 22 Oct 1997
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- Academic Press Inc
- San Diego, United States
Table of contents
Introduction. What Is a Document? Designing Ethnography. A Sketch of the Fund. The Machinery of Policy Work. The Use of Information. Desk Officers. A Mission to Arcadia. The Use of a Staff Report. Conclusion. References.
"Richard Harper has written a pioneering analysis of the work of the International Monetary Fund...it will stand as a benchmark against which future studies will be judged." --Rod Watson, Sociology Department, University of Manchester, UK