publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 1994

The interdisciplinary study of coordination

Malone, Tw; Kevin Crowston;
  • Published: 01 Mar 1994
Abstract
This survey characterizes an emerging research area, sometimes called coordination theory , that focuses on the interdisciplinary study of coordination. Research in this area uses and extends ideas about coordination from disciplines such as computer science, organization theory, operations research, economics, linguistics, and psychology. A key insight of the framework presented here is that coordination can be seen as the process of managing dependencies among activities. Further progress, therefore, should be possible by characterizing different kinds of dependencies and identifying the coordination processes that can be used to manage them. A variety of proc...
Subjects
free text keywords: HD28 .M414 no.3630-, 93,, Management science, Business intelligence, business.industry, business, Cooperative work, Simultaneity, Coordination theory, Information technology, Computer-supported cooperative work, Computer science, Collaborative software, Theoretical computer science, Operations research, Organizational theory
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publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 1994

The interdisciplinary study of coordination

Malone, Tw; Kevin Crowston;