Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorCostello, Gabrielen
dc.contributor.authorDonnellan, Brianen
dc.date.accessioned2010-12-10T13:32:46Zen
dc.date.available2010-12-10T13:32:46Zen
dc.date.issued2007-06en
dc.identifier.citationCostello, G. J., Cresham, M. and Donnellan, B. (2007) Empathy and teamwork: reflections on the legacy of Claudio Ciborra through the phenomenology of Edith Stein. 15th European Conference on Information Systems, St. Gallen, Switzerland, June 7-9, 2007.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/1517en
dc.description.abstractClaudio Ciborra argued that the position of information and communications technology (ICT) in organisations requires a shift from the present focus on the ¿scientific paradigm¿ to an ¿alternative centre of gravity: human existence in everyday life¿. The paper proposes to make a contribution by examining the role of ¿empathy¿ in relationships among people working in industrial teams. Relevance is addressed by means of empirical evidence that emerged during interviews carried out in the longitudinal case-study of a supply chain transformation initiative in American Power Conversion (APC) Ireland. Rigour is applied by building on the legacy of Ciborra viewed through the lens of the phenomenology of Edith Stein which was developed during her doctoral studies as a student of Edmund Husserl. Furthermore it is proposed that Stein¿s philosophy of ¿empathy¿ can provide a theoretical framework for the understanding of organizations, teamwork and information systems. The concept can also provide impetus for future work in the area of human computer interaction (HCI) that is increasingly being employed in automated business transactions. In addition, it is suggested that Husserl¿s proposition that ¿an objective external world can only be experienced inter-subjectively¿ has the potential to contribute some new insights to the present impasse within the positivist-interpretivist debate.en
dc.formatapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEuropean Conference on Information Systemsen
dc.subjectEmpathyen
dc.subjectPhenomenologyen
dc.subjectEdith Steinen
dc.subjectClaudio Ciborraen
dc.subjectEnterprise Agilityen
dc.titleEmpathy and teamwork: reflections on the legacy of Claudio Ciborra through the phenomenology of Edith Stein.en
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-revieweden
nui.item.downloads449


Files in this item

Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
This item is available under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland. No item may be reproduced for commercial purposes. Please refer to the publisher's URL where this is made available, or to notes contained in the item itself. Other terms may apply.

The following license files are associated with this item:

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record