Article i 'Tidsskrift for arbejdsliv' no. 2 2001, page 19-31.
English resume

Technological design processes and work environment

Social shaping of technology and work environment in the food sector

Ole Broberg

Integration of work environment aspects into technological change processes has been an intention in the Danish regulation for many years. However, several research studies and reports from work environment professionals indicate that it does not take place in practice. The design process of a

continuous process wok for the food industry has been studied in a longitudinal study with the aim of elucidating the preconditions for integrating work environment aspects. The study is based on actornetwork theory and the approach of social construction of technology (SCOT). The design process of the continuous process wok is seen as a network building activity and as a social shaping process of the artefact. Based on the case study it is finally discussed if the actor-network theory and the SCOT approach can contribute to the development of new strategies and actions for work environment professionals trying to impact technological design processes.



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