François-Xavier de Vaujany

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Critical realism is a subject of growing interest in the IS literature. This article aims at implementing a critical realist framework: Margaret Archer's (2003) internal conversation theory. As a contemporary sociologist, Archer suggests both a general vision of social practice and a typology of reflexivity modes. Her multilayered framework could be(More)
In their organizing vision model, Swanson and Ramiller called for more research on the relationship between interorganizational “authorized” (legitimated) discourse on IT and organizational practices. In this paper, the research question is focused on national differences in the way cross-organizational discourses interact with local practices. The(More)
Historical perspectives are only timidly entering the world of IS research compared to historical research in management or organization studies. If major IS outlets have already published history-oriented papers, the number of historical papers although increasing remains low. We carried out a thematic analysis of all papers on History and IS published(More)
Most research on structuration or the appropriation of ICT in organizations has put aside the problem of dyschronies. It has not taken into account the differences in nature, speed, and temporality of changes that co-exist within an organization. To address this limitation, the author of this paper suggests a model based on the theory of practice and(More)
Many typologies of I.S. archetypes exist in the current literature. But very few rely on long term past perspectives, which could result in a precious opportunity to suggest innovative configurations related to specific institutional environments. On the other hand, historiography is a subject of growing interest in IS. Nonetheless, if many studies have(More)
ABstRAct The following chapter suggests a critical realistic framework, which aims at modeling sociotechnical change linked to end-users' IT appropriation: the " archetypal approach. " The basic situations it includes (the " sociotechnical archetypes "), and the possible appropriative trajectories that combine them, together with three propositions linked(More)
Since Barley’s use of Giddens in 1986, structurational approaches have become an important theoretical perspective within the IS research community. This paper introduces an intermediate theory of this stream through three socio-technical archetypes, i.e. stylised socio-technical situations (neutral, regenerated and disrupted) and two appropriative(More)