Arthur Tatnall

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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)
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 will(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)
Many older people are discovering the Internet, and some are also making good use of electronic commerce and all that goes with it. Others, however, are not adopting these technologies. This paper questions why some older people adopt Internet technologies while others do not, and offers a research framework, based on actor-network theory, for investigating(More)
The introduction of a new information system or the upgrading of an existing system can be seen as an innovation as, in each case, the result will be something that is seen as new by those involved in its use. The most widely accepted theory of how technological innovation take place is provided by Innovation Diffusion. Another approach however, that of(More)
ICT has been used in medical General Practice throughout Australia now for some years, but although most General Practices make use of ICT for administrative purposes such as billing, prescribing and medical records, many individual General Practitioners themselves do not make full use of these ICT systems for clinical purposes. The decisions taken in the(More)
After receiving a Government grant under an ‘e-commerce early movers’ scheme, the Western Region Economic Development Organisation in Melbourne conceived and developed a business-to-business portal for use by small to medium enterprises (SME) in the region. This innovative project was to create a horizontal portal – Bizewest, which would enable the whole(More)
People over 65 (or older people) are a growing proportion of the population in many developed countries including Australia. In the last 10 to 12 years interest from this group in the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the Internet has also grown considerably. ICT has much to offer older people as a means of keeping in touch with(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)
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)