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Appropriation and ReAppropriation of Groupware : Theoretical and Practical Implications of a Long-term Case Study

  title={Appropriation and ReAppropriation of Groupware : Theoretical and Practical Implications of a Long-term Case Study},
  author={Volkmar Pipek and Volker Wulf},
This paper provides a long-term case study of a groupware’s appropriation1 in a German state government. The study covers the lifecycle from the groupware’s introduction to its removal. We also examined the consecutive re-introduction of another groupware application. During a period of about five years, the field of application offered us the opportunity to gain deep insights into personal, organizational and technical aspects of a groupware's appropriation and re-appropriation (the… Expand

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