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1 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December Performing Borders: sustaining culture and identity, challenging global organization Margaret Grieco, Napier University UK and Cornell University, USA Stephen Little Open University Business School UK

2 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December The Ethics of Inclusion and Exclusion Images of the 7th July London bombings from mobile phones were widely distributed by mainstream news media, and within hours the police set up a web site to accept potentially useful material from members of the public. When armed police arrested two women at Liverpool Street station on 29th July, officers were reported as trying to prevent bystanders from recording the incident on their mobile phones.

3 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December Tracks and Traces: The Braceros n 350,000 contract workers in 1942 n 1,000,000 US residents descended from these workers or their families n Oaxaca Index a matrix of materials surrounding los braceros,

4 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December Performing Identity in Cyberspace: n Personal Presence n Organising, Campaigning n Carrying culture des.htmlhttp://www.geobodies.org/video/performing/performing des.html

5 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December The Asian Tsunami – Real Time On 26th December 2004 the son of a Tamil Nadu fisherman working in Singapore saw TV news coverage of the tsunami and telephoned a warning to his sister which was relayed from the village Knowledge Centre, allowing all the villagers to escape to safety

6 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December Bottom up and Peer to Peer organisation: the tsunami affected regions n Public response to the disaster powerful images and accounts counter compassion fatigue tourist technologies –digital video cameras – cell phones n technologies of the remittance stream deliver ad-hoc warnings to Knowledge Centres around Pondicherry n collective logging of events and monitoring of relief and recovery efforts continues London and New Orleans follow

7 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December New Performance Space n Management Governance Williamson (1975) and transaction driven view of organisation governance replacing management governance flows along the value chain disntermediation and re-intermediation n Microsoft OSF n Cathedral Bazaar Raymond E.S. (2001) n Information Distribution Knowledge Sharing hierarchies distributed CoPs

8 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December Cyberspace and cyber-dissent n Contradictions of connectivity Malaysias Multimedia Super-Corridor and domestic politics n War on Terrorism information, tracking, control, metagovernance n War on Cancer global monitoring of the medical establishment by cancer campaigners n SARS global tracking of the infected, global scrutiny of governance response n Trade War Big Pharma versus social movements of the infected and affected

9 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December Ethics on Show: Big Pharma n AIDS campaigns generic drug production attacked in India acquisition of patents covering chapatti wheat n SARS Network CDC at WHO at n SSRI campaign n Self Exposure GSK Employee Guide to Business Conduct –http://www.gsk.com/about/corp-gov/Employee-Guide-2004.pdfhttp://www.gsk.com/about/corp-gov/Employee-Guide-2004.pdf Dusa Pharmaceuticals Code of Ethics Applicable to Senior Officers –http://www.dusapharma.com/pdf/Dusacode.pdfhttp://www.dusapharma.com/pdf/Dusacode.pdf

10 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December The Politics of Property WTO/TRIPS Standardisation of property rights Political neutralisation of property rights n Grey imports in the heartland US state health systems importing drugs from Canada n New forms of disintermediation User campaigns and user challenges

11 Margaret Grieco & Stephen Little - APROS 11, December Re-enacting the Centre The technologies which have enabled military and managerial surveillance of distributed resources also, paradoxically, enable the communities so scrutinised to develop their own distributed strategies and patterns of relationships with external parties Little & Grieco (2003) n New paradigm bottom-up and networked response, feedback loop from those on the receiving end of policy IS driven and enabled feedback from customer/public to both provider and government/regulator


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