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The Co-Evolution of Institutions and Technology - A Neo-Institutional Understanding of Change Processes within the Business Press - The Case Sudy of Financial Times

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This dissertation examines dynamic processes between human actors and technologythat encourage institutional change displayed as the emergence of new work practices.The research design is a micro-level analysis of a case study, conducted in 2002 inLondon at Financial Times under the headline of the co-evolution of institutions andtechnology. The study seeks to contribute to neo-institutional theory with a moreprofound understanding of how institutional embedded actors generate newinstitutional work practices when they interact with new technology. Two workpractices have been studied; the work practice of surveillance and the work practice ofpublishing. These have been observed and studied as they were unfolding themselvesat ft.com at Financial Times. The actions of journalists working at ft.com has been theempirical locus of the micro dynamic processes of changes of otherwise well definedand taken-for-granted institutionalized work practices The findings specify how themicro-dynamic mechanisms of change of work practices is related to the interaction ofhuman actors with new technology. The study of how individual human actorsinstitute changes to established work practices through a process of endogenization oftechnology is the basis for a better understanding of institutional change and itsrelation to human actors and their use of new technology.

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Frederikke Krogh-Meibom

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7740

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