From IS to organisation: analysing the uses of a collaborative IS in a high-tech SME
Source: International Journal of Business Information Systems, Volume 5, Number 2, 27 December 2009 , pp. 175-185(11)
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Abstract:Researchers and practitioners generally observe a disparity in organisations between the actual uses of Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS) and what was expected of them prior to implementation (Bowers, 1995). In order to investigate this phenomenon, Orlikowski (2000) developed a coherent and structured conceptual framework that can be used to analyse why actors develop such different uses for a given technology. While our paper uses her theoretical propositions as a framework for analysing uses, it seeks to extend her approach by means of a theoretical framework that can be used to understand the spirit of the technology and interactions between individuals and artefacts. Following an outline of these various concepts, a case study of the uses of a collaborative IS in a high-tech SME will serve as a basis for an initial test of this analytical framework and for discussing the contributions it makes.
Document Type: Research article
Affiliations: 1: Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology, LEST - UMR 6123 35 Avenue Jules Ferry, 13626 Aix en Provence Cedex 01, France. 2: Institute of Labour Economics and Industrial Sociology, LEST - UMR 6123 35 Avenue Jules Ferry, 13626 Aix en Provence Cedex 01, France
Publication date: 2009-12-27
- The main objectives of the International Journal of Business Information Systems are to promote the research and practice of new strategies, tools, techniques and technologies for the design, development and implementation of BIS. This will help improving the organisational competitiveness in both service and manufacturing industries around the world. The International Journal of Business Information Systems aims to help professionals working in the field of BIS, academic educators, industry consultants, and practitioners to contribute, to disseminate and to learn from each other's work. The global dimension is emphasised to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the accelerating technological changes and changes in global economy. The International Journal of Business Information Systems aims to act as a forum for exchanging innovative ideas and sharing research and practical experiences in BIS. The International Journal of Business Information Systems will publish high quality articles in all areas of BIS.
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