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Institutional Factors in Information Technology Innovation
This paper makes three points: long-established intellectual perspectives on innovation from neoclassical economics and organization theory are inadequate to explain the dynamics of actual innovative change in the IT domain, and institutional policy formation regarding IT innovation is facilitated by an understanding of the multifaceted role of institutions in the innovative process, and on the contingencies governing any given institution/innovation mix.
Centralized versus decentralized computing: organizational considerations and management options
- J. King
- 2 December 1983
The long-standing debate over whether to centralize or decentralize computing is examined in terms of the fundamental organizational and economic factors at stake, and a more behavioralistic assessment suggests that the driving issues are the politics of organization and resources, centering on the issue of control.
Governance in the Blockchain Economy: A Framework and Research Agenda
Research Investments and Market Structure in the Food Processing, Agricultural Input, and Biofuel Industries Worldwide
Meeting growing global demand for food, fiber, and biofuel requires robust investment in agricultural research and development (R&D) from both public and private sectors. This study examines global…
Nothing At The Center?: Academic Legitimacy in the Information Systems Field
It is suggested that to remain successful, the IS field needs intellectual discipline in boundary spanning across a “market of ideas” concerning the application of information technology in human enterprise.
Large-Scale Requirements Analysis Revisited: The need for Understanding the Political Ecology of Requirements Engineering
This paper argues that large-scale system requirements is constructed through a political decision process, whereby requirements emerge as a set of mappings between consecutive solution spaces justified by a problem space of concern to aSet of principals.
Evolution and organizational information systems: an assessment of Nolan's stage model
The stage model is shown to be an “evolutionistic” theory within the theories of evolution in the social sciences, focusing on assumed directions of growth and an implied end state toward which growth proceeds, and suffering from problems inherent in such theories.
A Representational Scheme for Analyzing Information Technology and Organizational Dependency
This paper presents a new representation methodology, dependency network diagrams (DNDs), which enables the essential elements governing organizational relations to be captured, communicated, and…
Standard making: a critical research frontier for information systems research
These technologies, in general, establish the technological infrastructure upon which information system and applications are built.