Using Technology and Constituting Structures: A Practice Lens for Studying Technology in Organizations

  title={Using Technology and Constituting Structures: A Practice Lens for Studying Technology in Organizations},
  author={Wanda J. Orlikowski},
  booktitle={Theory in CSCW},
As both technologies and organizations undergo dramatic changes in form and function, organizational researchers are increasingly turning to concepts of innovation, emergence, and improvisation to help explain the new ways of organizing and using technology evident in practice. With a similar intent, I propose an extension to the structurational perspective on technology that develops a practice lens to examine how people, as they interact with a technology in their ongoing practices, enact… CONTINUE READING
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