Improvising Organizational Transformation Over Time: A Situated Change Perspective

  title={Improvising Organizational Transformation Over Time: A Situated Change Perspective},
  author={Wanda J. Orlikowski},
  journal={Inf. Syst. Res.},
  • W. Orlikowski
  • Published 1996
  • Economics, Computer Science
  • Inf. Syst. Res.
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 of organizational actors as they improvise, innovate, and adjust their work routines over time. I ground this perspective in an empirical study which examined the use of a new information technology within one organization over a two-year period. In this organization, a series of subtle but nonetheless… Expand
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