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Approaches to the technology- organization relationship


Based on the review of required readings, answer the following two questions:

1) Barley (2017) provides a wonderful overview of various theoretical approaches to the technology-
organization relationship. In particular, he explains middle ground approaches to show how current theories have moved beyond simple technological determinism and social constructionism. Orlikowski (2007) also illustrates one such middle ground approach. Describe or define the middle ground approaches in your own words, and elaborate on how they can deepen our understanding of technology use in organizational contexts. What is the advantage of using this framework?
2) As Orlikowski (2007) does, select one example or case that effectively shows the mutual influence
between the material and the social. Explain the example to your classmates.

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