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Author Harper, Richard, 1960-

Title Inside the IMF : an ethnography of documents, technology, and organisational action / Richard H. R. Harper
Published San Diego : Academic Press, [1998]


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Description xiii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Computers and people series
Computers and people series.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. What is a document? -- 3. Designing ethnography -- 4. A sketch of the Fund -- 5. The machinery of policy work -- 6. The use of information -- 7. Desk officers -- 8. A mission to Arcadia -- 9. The use of a staff report -- 10. Conclusion
Summary 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. [from publisher's advertisement]
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-300) and index
Subject International Monetary Fund -- Management -- Case studies.
Information storage and retrieval systems -- Management -- Case studies.
Management information systems -- Case studies.
Organizational change -- Management -- Case studies.
Organizational change -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Organizational sociology -- Case studies.
Organizational sociology -- Studies
LC no. 97043105
ISBN 0123258405 (alk. paper)
Other Titles Inside the International Monetary Fund