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Hiroko Wilensky

Informatics Department
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA, USA 92667

Position Paper: Adoption of Web 2.0 in the Enterprise: Technological Frames of KM Practitioners and Users

Short Bio:

Hiroko Wilensky is a PhD student in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California,Irvine.

Her research interests include the impact of technologies on work practices and organizations, organizational culture, communities of practice, knowledge management, diffusion and adoption of technologies, Web 2.0 and symbolic interactionism (especially Anselm Strauss’s social world theory).

She has been studying a community of knowledge management practitioners in the aerospace industry for the past three years. She is particularly interested in the discourse of these practitioners and the power relationship among the members of this community. She also studied the work practice of specialty librarians in a large aerospace company. She is particularly interested in how different groups of librarians are impacted by new technologies, such as blogs and wikis, and how these nascent technologies have changed the relationships among the librarians.

She has been a software engineer for an aerospace contractor for the past 11 years. She worked on a variety of space exploration projects.


Last modified 21 October 2008 at 11:15 pm by hiroko