Technology in Work and Non-Work Life: Two Sides of a Coin?

Räth, Philip ; Müller, Benjamin

Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2012
The title of a journal, publication series: Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
Volume: 72
Conference title: 72. Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Location of the conference venue: Boston, Mass.
Date of the conference: August 3-7, 2012
Place of publication: Chicago, Ill. [u.a.]
Publishing house: Academy of Management
ISSN: 0065-0668 , 2151-6561
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Institut für Enterprise Systems (InES)
Business School > Wirtschaftsinformatik IV (Mädche 2009-2015)
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 copresence might affect technology-induced organizational change processes. We argue that the implications for organizations will require new theories and appropriate methods. Sociomateriality represents a powerful lens to address the complexities of this issue. Based on Pickering‘s (1995) mangle of practice and Gidden’s Structuration Theory, we develop a lens, which we believe is an ap-propriate perspective to study this phenomenon. This perspective enables us to include em-ployees as nested entities within organizational boundaries and as individual agents outside organizational boundaries while making sense of social and material A case study in an or-ganization using Wiki technology is used to study the technological co-presence of an organi-zational Wiki and Wikipedia. We find that the cumulative history of Wikipedia strongly in-fluences the organizational Wiki’s performativity, through the mechanisms of resistance and accommodation, emerges into a different phenomenon over time.

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