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E-commerce portals come in all shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common: they all involve interactions between information technology and people. Information systems are complex socio-technical entities and research into their implementation needs to take account of this. This paper describes the research approach used in investigating the(More)
AbstrAct The banking industry in Oman is of major importance to Oman's economy, yet Omani banks continue to conduct most of their transactions using traditional methods. A strong banking industry significantly supports economic development through efficient financial services, and their role in trying to achieve the objectives outlined by the Sultan of Oman(More)
In this article I will note that Information Systems is a socio-technical discipline that is subject to rapid change and argue that changes in Information Systems curriculum can best be thought of as innovations and considered through the lens of innovation theory. In a socio-technical area like this where the contributions of both human actors (including(More)
Product or company names used in this set are for identification purposes only. Inclusion of the names of the products or companies does not indicate a claim of ownership by IGI of the trademark or registered trademark. Encyclopedia of portal technologies and applications / Arthur Tatnall, editor. p. cm. Summary: " This book offers complete coverage of the(More)
In this paper, the authors will advocate the addition of actor-network theory to the qualitative research traditions presently used in information systems. We will contend that actor-network theory can be especially useful when studying the implementation of information systems and in other situations involving technological innovation. The paper describes(More)
The process of innovation involves getting new ideas accepted and new technologies adopted and used. This paper considers the introduction of ICT in company training as an example of innovation. The question that must be addressed is: what factors inside and outside the company will support, and what factors will stand in the way of the adoption of these(More)
In world terms, Australia moved into the educational computing, both at the Higher Education and School levels, very early. This paper looks at how university subjects, and later how whole courses in computing evolved in Australia and how these had very little effect on the later use of computers in schools. We briefly examine how computers were first used(More)