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Paul M. Leonardi

Paul M. Leonardi is the Allen K. and Johnnie Cordell Breed Assistant Professor of Design in the Departments of Communication Studies and Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences at Northwestern University.

Titles by This Author

Lessons about Simulation Technology and Organizational Change from Automotive Design

Every workday we wrestle with cumbersome and unintuitive technologies. Our response is usually “That’s just the way it is.” Even technology designers and workplace managers believe that certain technological changes are inevitable and that they will bring specific, unavoidable organizational changes. In this book, Paul Leonardi offers a new conceptual framework for understanding why technologies and organizations change as they do and why people think those changes had to occur as they did.