Sean T. McGann

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Few studies have examined interactions between IT change and organizational change during information systems evolution (ISE). We propose a dynamic model of ISE where change dynamics are captured in four dimensions: planned change, improvised change, organizational change and IT change. This inductively-generated model yields a rich account of ISE and its(More)
Communities of Practice (CoP) have long been considered a powerful Knowledge Management mechanism. CoP however, are often viewed independent of organizational goals and structures. CoP are known for knowledge sharing and learning. In this paper we argue that CoP supported by social media have great potential to contribute to business objectives. This(More)
Communities of Practice (CoP) have long been considered powerful Knowledge Management (KM) mechanisms. CoP, however, are often viewed independently from organizational goals and structures, as they are primarily seen as a means of individual knowledge sharing and learning. In this paper, we argue that CoP supported by social media have great potential to(More)
We outline a business model based analysis framework, which helps examine the intricacies and evolution of eBusiness. While the current research has mostly examined volume and scope as indicators of eBusiness evolution, we suggest that this analysis should be augmented with qualitative analysis of the evolution of eBusiness models, their implementation(More)
Although past studies have identified improvisation as an important element in the design and use of information systems (IS) [1-3], few have conducted in-depth investigation into the factors that influence it. In this paper, we seek to fill this research gap by formulating a framework, which identifies and organizes these factors into a dynamic model. The(More)
Few studies have examined dynamic interactions between IT change and organizational change during information system evolution (ISE). We propose a dynamic model of ISE which characterizes ISE related change in four dimensions: 1) planned, 2) improvised, 3) organizational, and 4) IT related. The modelgenerated inductively through theory-building case studies(More)
Information Systems across the world are challenged by the demand of a complex and ever changing global business environment. This business environment demands “self-regenerating” professionals who are able to address socio-technical problems in a complex business context. In this paper, we propose that IS programs adopt a constructivist philosophy in their(More)