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Title: Gatherers of Information: Some Remarks on the Mission Process at the International Monetary Fund
Authors: Harper, Richard H.R.
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
metadata.dc.relation.ispartof: ECSCW 1997: Proceedings of the Fifth European Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work
metadata.mci.reference.pages: 361-376
Series/Report no.: ECSCW
Abstract: The paper reports findings from an ethnographic stuy of work practice at the International Monetary Fund in Wahsington, DC. In particular, it describes the mission process, drawing attention to important aspects of social organisation in that process. these aspects, relating to social validation, ritual, and the moral (as against the arithmetica) transformation of numbers, are cruicial to understanding the nature of missions and what role new technologies might play in them.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12015/2508
ISBN: 978-94-015-7372-6
metadata.mci.conference.sessiontitle: Full Papers
metadata.mci.conference.location: Lancaster, United Kingdom
metadata.mci.conference.date: 7-11 September 1997
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