Socio-Theoretic Accounts of IS: The Problem of Agency

  title={Socio-Theoretic Accounts of IS: The Problem of Agency},
  author={Jeremy Rose and Matthew Jones and Duane P. Truex},
  journal={Scandinavian J. Inf. Systems},
A long-standing debate in the IS literature concerns the relationship between technology and organization. Does technology cause effects in organizations, or is it humans that determine how technology is used? Many socio-theoretic accounts of a middle way between the extremes of technological and social determinism have been suggested: in recent years the more convincing explanations have been based on Giddens’ structuration theory and, more recently, on actor network theory. The two theories… CONTINUE READING