Virtual, Distributed and Flexible Organisations: Studies in Organisational Semiotics
Edited by Kecheng Liu, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004, ISBN 1-4020-2161-5
Building on some principles of the long established discipline of Semiotics, the theory of signs, OS has developed a new perspective to study the functions of information and communication in organised activities. The fundamental notion of a sign offers a handle for the in-depth understanding of human and technical aspects of information and information systems. Signs in a simple or complex form (e.g. icon, index, symbol, mark, token, gesture and language) are constantly created and consumed within a social and organisational context. This book study the nature, properties, roles and functions of these signs is the primary goal of OS.