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M. Rajanen and A. Ravarini, ““Simplifying” Digital Complexity? A Socio-Technical Perspective. Editorial Introduction to Issue 33 of CSIMQ,” Complex Systems Informatics and Modeling Quarterly, CSIMQ, no. 33, pp. I–II, 2022. Available:

“Simplifying” digital complexity? a socio-technical perspective : editorial introduction to issue 33 of CSIMQ

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Author: Rajanen, Mikko1; Ravarini, Aurelio2
Organizations: 1INTERACT Research Unit, University of Oulu, Oulu, FI-90014, Finland
2Università Carlo Cattaneo LIUC, Corso G. Matteotti, 22, Castellanza, 21053, Italy
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Language: English
Published: Riga Technical University, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-02-06


This thematic issue of four papers focuses on the importance of a socio-technical perspective in research and practice. A socio-technical perspective sees an organization as a combination of two components — a social and a technical one. The real pattern of behavior in the organization is determined by how well these parts fit each other. While analyzing system problems of getting things done, adequate consideration should be given to technology as well as informal and formal interactions of people with the technology as well as with other people using the technology. The papers in this issue present the sociotechnical perspective as a lens enabling researchers and practitioners to simplify the digital complexity in the socio-technical context.

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Series: Complex systems informatics and modeling quarterly
ISSN: 2255-9922
ISSN-E: 2255-9922
ISSN-L: 2255-9922
Volume: 33
Article number: 181
DOI: 10.7250/csimq.2022-33.00
Type of Publication: B1 Journal article
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
Copyright information: © 2022. Mikko Rajanen and Aurelio Ravarini. This is an open access article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (