Organizational Context , Social Interpretation , and the Implementation and Consequences of Geographic Information Systems

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  title={Organizational Context , Social Interpretation , and the Implementation and Consequences of Geographic Information Systems},
  author={Sahay},
  year={2001}
}
An interpretive approach was applied to understand the social meanings of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) being implemented in two local government agencies in the United States. We assumed that information technologies, like other knowledge systems, are subject to social construction and that resulting social interpretations may shape their implementation and use. Guided by a framework linking social context with organizational processes, the research used inductive methods to describe… CONTINUE READING

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