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Studying Information Technology in Organizations: Research Approaches and Assumptions
It is suggested that much can be gained if a plurality of research perspectives is effectively employed to investigate information systems phenomena and that there exist other philosophical assumptions that can inform studies of the relationships between information technology, people, and organizations. Expand
Using Technology and Constituting Structures: A Practice Lens for Studying Technology in Organizations
As both technologies and organizations undergo dramatic changes in form and function, organizational researchers are increasingly turning to concepts of innovation, emergence, and improvisation toExpand
Special Issue: Knowledge, Knowing, and Organizations: Knowing in Practice: Enacting a Collective Capability in Distributed Organizing
It is suggested that the competence to do global product development is both collective and distributed, grounded in the everyday practices of organizational members, and not a static embedded capability or stable disposition. Expand
Sociomaterial Practices: Exploring Technology at Work
In this essay, I begin with the premise that everyday organizing is inextricably bound up with materiality and contend that this relationship is inadequately reflected in organizational studies thatExpand
Technological frames: making sense of information technology in organizations
It is suggested that where the technological frames of key groups in organizations—such as managers, technologists, and users— are significantly different, difficulties and conflict around the development, use, and change of technology may result. Expand
The Duality of Technology: Rethinking the Concept of Technology in Organizations
This paper develops a new theoretical model with which to examine the interaction between technology and organizations. Early research studies assumed technology to be an objective, external forceExpand
Improvising Organizational Transformation Over Time: A Situated Change Perspective
  • W. Orlikowski
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Inf. Syst. Res.
  • 1 March 1996
In this paper, I outline a perspective on organizational transformation which proposes change as endemic to the practice of organizing and hence as enacted through the situated practices ofExpand
Research Commentary: Desperately Seeking the "IT" in IT Research - A Call to Theorizing the IT Artifact
It is proposed that IS researchers begin to theorize specifically about IT artifacts, and then incorporate these theories explicitly into their studies, and believe that such a research direction is critical if IS research is to make a significant contribution to the understanding of a world increasingly suffused with ubiquitous, interdependent, and emergent information technologies. Expand
Using Technology and Constituting Structures: A Practice Lens for Studying Technology in Organizations
An extension to the structurational perspective on technology is proposed that develops a practice lens to examine how people, as they interact with a technology in their ongoing practices, enact structures which shape their emergent and situated use of that technology. Expand
10 Sociomateriality: Challenging the Separation of Technology, Work and Organization
Abstract We begin by juxtaposing the pervasive presence of technology in organizational work with its absence from the organization studies literature. Our analysis of four leading journals in theExpand