The Interaction of Organizational Structures and Technologies-In-Practice: a Structuralist Analysis


Räth, Philip ; Müller, Benjamin ; Smolnik, Stefan



URL: http://aisel.aisnet.org/icis2011/proceedings/organ...
Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2011
Book title: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems : ICIS 2011
Page range: Paper 12
Conference title: 32. International Conference on Information Systems
Location of the conference venue: Shanghai, China
Date of the conference: December 4-7, 2011
Place of publication: Atlanta, Ga.
Publishing house: AISeL
ISBN: 978-0-615-55907-0
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > Wirtschaftsinformatik IV (Mädche -2015)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: Today‘s omnipresence of technology leads to individuals using similar technology inside and outside of organizations. We suggest that the aspects of this technological co-presence might affect technology-induced organizational change processes. We argue that the implications for organizations will require new theories and appropriate methods. Structuration Theory (ST) represents a powerful lens to address the complexities of technological co-presence. Based on Orlikowski’s (2000) practice lens, we develop a new lens, which we believe is an appropriate perspective to study named phenomenon. This perspective enables us to include employees as nested entities within organizational boundaries and as individual agents outside organizational boundaries. A case study in an organization using Wiki technology is used to study the technological co-presence of the organizational Wiki and Wikipedia. We provide preliminary results, which underline our theoretical considerations, and outline future work.
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Räth, Philip ; Müller, Benjamin ; Smolnik, Stefan The Interaction of Organizational Structures and Technologies-In-Practice: a Structuralist Analysis. Paper 12 In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems : ICIS 2011 (2011) Atlanta, Ga. 32. International Conference on Information Systems (Shanghai, China) [Conference or workshop publication]


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