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)
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)
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)
L'alignement stratégique : quelle autre perspective ? Une vision orientée pratiques des valeurs du SI Abstract Literature about IS strategic management or IS strategic value is abundant. Nonetheless, the bulk of existing studies are focused on the concept of alignment. They do not make sense of a strategic value "in practice" and still draw on notions such(More)
Les théories de la conception des TIC : un point de rencontre entre les approches sociologiques de la technologie et la perspective cognitive distribuée Abstract In this paper we examine the possibility to bridge theory of Distributed Cognition with popular theories of Social Studies of Technology (in particular, Actor-Network Theory and Social Construction(More)
In this paper, we attempt to integrate the traditionally disparate concepts of technology design, use and organizational practice in organizational studies. Using Jean-Daniel Reynaud's joint-regulation theory, we demonstrate how these traditionally separate perspectives on ICT-related practice and organizational change process can be brought together under(More)
Various trends related to technology, organizations and environment have resulted in fuzzy differences between 'design' and 'use' or 'designers' and 'end-users'. But despite the growing intricacy between the ICT design and organizational practice, the bulk of the IS literature still enact classic dichotomies " design-use ". First, in order to synthesize the(More)