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)
This article investigates how Information Systems researchers apply institutional theoretical frameworks. Our aim is to explore the operationalization of meta-theoretical frameworks for empirical research which can often present difficulties in IS research. We include theoretical, methodological and empirical aspects to explore modalities of use. After an(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)